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THE 

, DOCTRINE Jmt COVENANTS , , 

OF 



THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 



Containing Revelations Given to 
JOSEPH SMITH, THE PROPHET 



With some Additions by his Successors 
in the Presidency of the Church 



Published by 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

Salt Lake City, Utah, U. S. A. 

x vL921 ; , 






) 



Copyright 1921 '' C 

by 

HEBEB J. GRANT 

Trustee-in-Trust for 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

Salt Lake City, Utah, U. S. A. 



Certain parts were issued at Zion, 

Jackson County, Missouri, in 1833, under the title, 

Book of Commandments for the Government of the Church of Christ. 



An enlarged compilation was issued at 

Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835, under the title, 

Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter-day Saints. 



First issued, as divided into chapters and verses 

By ORSON PRATT, in 

1876 



First issued with foot-notes in 
1879 



First published in double-column pages, with 
present chapter headings, revised foot- 
note references, and index, in 
1921 



EXPLANATORY INTRODUCTION 



THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized 
as an institution among men on the sixth day of April, 1830. 
Through a period of more than six years prior to that date, Joseph 
Smith, the Prophet, had received at intervals Divine revelations and 
commandments. 

Of these, the first and of all most glorious was the visitation in which, 
in answer to the young man's prayer for guidance as to which of the 
numerous and opposing sects of the day he should join, the Eternal 
Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, personally manifested themselves, 
and the Father, pointing to the Christ, thus affirmed and commanded: 
This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him ! a 

This took place in the early spring of 1820. In September, 1823, 
and at later times, Joseph Smith received visitations from Moroni, 
an angel of light, who revealed the resting place of the ancient record 
from which The Book of Mormon was afterward translated. 6 

Many revelations followed, in preparation for the re-establishment 
of the Church of Jesus Christ on earth, and, later, for the direction of 
the Church so organized. As early as the summer of 1830, the Prophet, 
acting under Divine commandment, was engaged in copying and 
arranging the revelations received up to that time, evidently with a 
view to their publication in book form. On November 1, 1831, at a 
conference of the Elders of the Church held at Hiram, Ohio, definite 
action relating to the publication of the revelations was taken, and the 
compilation was called the Book of Commandments. The Lord's accep- 
tance of the undertaking was made manifest by the giving of the 
revelation herein appearing as Section 1, which is currently known as 
the Preface. 9 

During the conference at Hiram, the Elders present testified in- 
dividually to their conviction of the Divine origin of the revelations, 
and of their willingness to proclaim their testimony to the world. 
Their solemn affirmation was thereupon formulated as follows: 

a, see P. of G. P., Writings of Joseph Smith 2:15 — 17, and History of the 
Church, vol. 1, page 5. b, see P. of G. P., Writings of Joseph Smith 2:27 — 60, 
and History of the Church, vol. 1, chaps. 1 — 8. c, see especially 1:6. 

ill 



THE TESTIMONY OF THE WITNESSES to the Book of 
the Lord's Commandments, which He gave to His Church through 
Joseph Smith, Jun., who was appointed by the voice of the Church 
for this purpose: 

We, therefore, feel willing to bear testimony to all the world 
of mankind, to every creature upon the face of all the earth and 
upon the islands of the sea, that the Lord has borne record to our 
souls, through the Holy Ghost shed forth upon us, that these com- 
mandments were given by inspiration of God, and are profitable 
for all men, and are verily true. 

We give this testimony unto the world, the Lord being our 
helper; and it is through the grace of God the Father, and His 
Son, Jesus Christ, that we are permitted to have this privilege of 
bearing this testimony unto the world, that the children of men 
may be profited thereby.* 

Two days after the conference at Hiram, the revelation herein ap- 
pearing as Section 133 was received. This was added to the compila- 
tion, and called the Appendix. In connection with the record of this 
addition, the title Doctrine and Covenants first appears as the name 
of the book. Prior to that time, the manuscript compilation was fre- 
quently referred to in the historical records as the Book of Command- 
ments, and Covenants and Commandments. 

In accordance with official action taken at the conference of the 
Church, the manuscript was sent to Independence, Missouri, then 
known as Zion, in care of Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer." In 
due course the printing was begun, and by the early summer of 1833 
was nearing completion. But on July 20, 1833, the printing plant at 
Independence, together with most of its contents, including all save 
a few copies of some of the forms of the unfinished book, was destroyed 
by a mob. 

Notwithstanding this calamity, the Church was undaunted in the 
mission laid upon it to publish the latter-day revelations of God to 
mankind. On September 24, 1834, at a meeting of the High Council 
in Kirtland, Ohio, a committee, with Joseph Smith, the Prophet and 
President of the Church, at its head, was constituted to publish the 
revelations and other matter relating to the doctrines of the Church. 
This committee reported the completion of its labors to a General 
Assembly of the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, August 17, 1835. The 
congregation was seated in the order of solemn assembly — each quorum 

d, see History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 226. e, see sec. 69. 

iv 



or distinctive body of the Priesthood being in its place — and the accep- 
tance of the revelations contained in the book of Doctrine and Cove- 
nants was expressed by the separate vote of each quorum, and then 
by the united vote of the entire assembly. 

The testimony of the Twelve Apostles of the Church was formulated, 
signed and presented to the assembly in the form following : f 

TESTIMONY OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES TO THE TRUTH 
OF THE BOOK OF DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS. 

The Testimony of the Witnesses to the Book of the Lord's Com- 
mandments, which commandments He gave to His Church through 
Joseph Smith, Jun., who was appointed by the voice of the Church 
for this purpose : 

We, therefore, feel willing to bear testimony to all the world 
of mankind, to every creature upon the face of all the earth, that 
the Lord has borne record to our souls, through the Holy Ghost 
shed forth upon us, that these commandments were given by in- 
spiration of God, and are profitable for all men and are verily 
true. 

We give this testimony unto the world, the Lord being our 
helper; and it is through the grace of God the Father, and His 
Son, Jesus Christ, that we are permitted to have this privilege of 
bearing this testimony unto the world, in the which we rejoice 
exceedingly, praying the Lord always that the children of men 
may be profited thereby. 

Thomas B. Marsh Parley P. Pratt 

David W. Patten Luke S. Johnson 

Brigham Young William Smith 

Heber C. Kimball Orson Pratt 

Orson Hyde John F. Boynton 

Wm. E. M'Lellin Lyman E. Johnson 

In successive editions of the Doctrine and Covenants, additional 
revelations or other matters of record have been added, as received, 
and as accepted by competent assemblies or conferences of the Church. 

Certain lessons, entitled "Lectures on Faith," which were bound 
in with the Doctrine and Covenants in some of its former issues, are 
not included in this edition. Those lessons were prepared for use in 
the School of the Elders, conducted in Kirtland, Ohio, during the 
winter of 1834-1835; but they were never presented to nor accepted 
by the Church as being otherwise than theological lectures or lessons. 

t, see History of the Church, vol. 2, chap. 18. 

V 



CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER 

of 
CONTENTS 

Time Place Sections 

1823 September — Manchester, New York 2 

1828 July —Harmony, Penna 3 

Summer of — Harmony, Penna 10 

1829 February — Harmony, Penna 4 

March — Harmony, Penna 5 

April — Harmony, Penna 6, 7, 8, 9 

May — Harmony, Penna 11, 12, 13 

June —Fayette, New York 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 

1830 March — Manchester, New York 19 

April —Fayette, New York. 20,* 21 

April — Manchester, New York 22, 23 

July — Harmony, Penna 24, 25, 26 

August — Harmony, Penna 27 

September— Fayette, New York 28, 29, 30, 31 

October —Fayette, New York 32, 33 

November — Fayette, New York 34 

December — Fayette, New York 35, 36, 37 

1831 January —Fayette, New York 38, 39, 40 

February — Kirtland, Ohio 41, ,42, 43, 44 

March —Kirtland, Ohio 45, 46, 47, 48, i49 

May — Kirtland, Ohio 50 

May — Thompson, Ohio 51 

June — Kirtland, Ohio 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 

July — Zion, Jackson County, Missouri 57 

August — Zion, Jackson County, Missouri 58, 59, 60 

August — By Missouri River, Missouri 61, 62 

August — Kirtland, Ohio 63 

•At or near place specified. 

vi 



CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF CONTENTS vli 

Time Place Sections 

31 September — Kirtland, Ohio 64 

October — Hiram, Ohio 65 

October — Orange, Ohio 66 

November — Hiram, Ohio 1, C7, C8, 69, 133 

November — Kirtland, Ohio 70 

December — Hiram, Ohio 71 

December — Kirtland, Ohio 72 

12 January — Hiram, Ohio 73, 74 

January — Amherst, Ohio 75 

February — Hiram, Ohio 76 

March —Hiram, Ohio 77, 78, 79, 80, 81 

April — Jackson County, Missouri 82, 83 

September — Kirtland, Ohio 84 

November — Kirtland, Ohio 85 

December —Kirtland, Ohio 3G, 87,* 88 

J3 February —Kirtland, Ohio 89 

March —Kirtland, Ohio '. 90, 91, 92 

May —Kirtland, Ohio 93, 94 

June — Kirtland, Ohio 95, 96 

August —Kirtland, Ohio 97, 98, 99 

October — Perrysburg, New York 100 

December — Kirtland, Ohio 101. 

34 February —Kirtland, Ohio , 102, 103 

April —Kirtland, Ohio 104 

June — Fishing River, Missouri 105 

November — Kirtland, Ohio 106 

35 March —Kirtland, Ohio 107 

August — Kirtland, Ohio 134 

December — Kirtland, Ohio 108 

36 March —Kirtland, Ohio 109 

April —Kirtland, Ohio 110 

August — Salem, Massachusetts Ill 

37 July —Kirtland, Ohio 112 

38 March —Far West, Missouri 113 

•At or near place specified. 



Viii CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF CONTENTS 

Time Place Sections 

•Far West, Missouri 114, 115 

•Spring Hill, Daviess County, Missouri 116 

-Far West, Missouri 117, 118, 119, 120 

-Liberty Jail, Clay County, Missouri. 121, 122, 123 

-Nauvoo, Illinois 124 

■Nauvoo, Illinois 125 

■Nauvoo, Illinois 126 

■Nauvoo, Illinois 127, 128 

•Nauvoo, Illinois 129 

•Ramus, Illinois 130 

-Ramus, Illinois 131 

-Nauvoo, Illinois 132 */ 

•Nauvoo, Illinois 135 

•Winter Quarters, Nebraska 136 

-Salt Lake City, Utah . . Official Declaration, p. 256 J 



1838 


April 




May 




July 


1839 


March 


1841 


January 




March 




July 


1842 


September 


1843 


February 




April 




May 




July 


1844 


June 


1847 


January 


1890 


October 



ABBREVIATIONS 



Books of the Holy Bible are designated by the usual abbreviations. 

D. & C Doctrine and Covenants 

The books of the Book of Mormon, some of which are cited in the 
'oot-notes, are designated as follows: 

INe First Book of Nephi 

2 Ne Second Book of Nephi 

Jac Book of Jacob 

Enos Book of Enos 

Jar Book of Jarom 

Om Book of Omni 

W. of Morm The Words of Mormon 

Mos Book of Mosiah 

Al Book of Alma 

He Book of Helaman 

3 Ne. : Third Nephi 

4 Ne Fourth Nephi 

Morm Book of Mormon 

Eth Book of Ether 

Moro Book of Moroni 

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THE 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS 



SECTION 1. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, during a 
special conference of Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints, held at Hiram, Ohio, November 1, 1831. Many revela- 
tions had been received from the Lord prior to this time; and the 
compilation of these for publication in book form was one of the 
principal subjects passed upon at the conference. See History of 
the Church, vol. 1, page 222. This Section constitutes the Lord's 
Preface to the doctrines, covenants, and commandments given in this 

dispensation. Proclamation of warning and commandment to the 

Church and to. the inhabitants of the earth at large — The authority of 
the Priesthood in this dispensation attested — Second advent of the 
Lord Jesus Christ foretold — Authenticity of the Book of Mormon 
affirmed. 

1. Hearken, O ye people of a my 
church, saith the voice of him 
who dwells on high, and whose 
eyes are upon all men ; yea, verily 
I say: Hearken ye people from 
afar; and ye that are upon the 
islands of the sea, listen together. 

2. For verily the voice of the 
Lord Is unto *all men, and there 
is none to escape ; and there is no 
eye that shall not see, neither ear 
that shall not hear, neither heart 
that shall not he penetrated. 

3. And the rebellious shall be 
pierced with much sorrow; for 
their iniquities shall be spoken 
upon the housetops, and their 
secret acts shall be revealed. 



4. And the voice of warning 
shall be unto all people, by the 
mouths of my disciples, whom I 
have chosen in these last days. 

5. And they shall go forth and 
none shall stay them, for I the 
Lord have commanded them. 

6. Behold, this is mine author- 
ity, and the Authority of my ser- 
vants, and my preface unto* the 
book of my commandments, which 
I have given them to publish 
unto you, O inhabitants of the 
earth. 

7. Wherefore, fear and tremble, 
O ye people, for what I the Lord 
have decreed in them shall be 
fulfilled. 



a, ver. 30. 5:14. 10:53—56. 11:16. 18:4, 5. 20:1—4. 21:1—4. 22:3. 
23:2 — 5, 7. 24:9, 10. 28:12, 13. 30:6, 7. 33:5. 37:3. 38:34. 39:13. 41:3, 9. 
42:1, 8. 43:1, 2. 44:1. 45:1, 6. 46:1—5. 49:14. 50:1, 4. 51:4, 5. 55:2, 4. 
56:10. 57:1. 58:1. 60:1, 8, 9. 61:2. 62:1. 63:46, 63. 64:1, 26, 37. 67:1. 68:7, 
14. 69:3, 7. 70:1, 5, 6, 10. 71:2. 72:1, 2, 20, 25. 73:1. 75:23, 24. 76:54. 77:11. 
78:1, 4. 81:1. 82:18, 21. Sec. 83. 84:2, 17. 88:127. 89:1. 90:13, 15, 16. 93:22. 
94:3. 97:5. 98:6, 19. 101:72, 75. 102:1, 2, 3. 103:23, 29. 104:1, 59. 105:2, 7, 8. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 1. 



8. And verily 1 say unto you, 
that they who go forth, bearing 
these tidings unto the inhabitants 
of the earth, to them is power 
given to 'seal both on earth and 
In heaven, the unbelieving and 
rebellious; 

9. Yea, verily, to seal them up 
unto the day when the wrath of 
God shall be poured out upon the 
wicked" without measure — 

10. Unto the day when the 
Lord shall come to recompense 
unto every man according to his 
work, and measure to every man 
according to the measure which 
he has measured to his fellow 
man. 

11. Wherefore the voice of the 
Lord is unto the ends of the earth, 
that all that will hear may hear: 

12. Prepare ye, prepare ye for 
that which is to come, for the 
Lord Is 'nigh; 

13. And the anger of the Lord 
Ib kindled, and his sword is 
'bathed in heaven, and it shall 
lall upon the inhabitants of the 

14. And the arm of the Lord 
shall be revealed; and the day 
cometh that they who wilt not 
hear the voice of the Lord, neither 
the voice of his servants, neither 
give heed to the words of the 
prophets and apostles, shall be 
'cut off from among the people; 

15. For they have atrayed from 



mine ordinances, and have "bro- 
ken mine everlasting covenant; 

16. They seek not the Lord to 
establish his righteousness, hut 
every man walketh in his own 
way, and after the Image of his 
own God, whose image is in the 
likeness of the world, and whose 
substance is that of an idol, which 
waxeth old and shall perish in 
Babylon, even Babylon the great, 
'which shall fall. 

17. Wherefore, I the Lord, 
knowing the calamity which 
should come upon the inhabitants 
of the earth, called upon my ser- 
vant Joseph Smith, Jun., and 
spake unto him from heaven, and 
gave him commandments; 

IS. And also gave command- 
ments to others, that they, should 
proclaim these things unto the 
world; and all this that it might 
be fulfilled, which was written by 
the prophets — 

19. The 'weak things of the 
world shall come forth and break 
down the mighty and strong ones, 
that man should not counsel his 
fellow man, neither trust in the 
arm of flesh— 

20. But that every man might 
speak in the name of God the 
Lord, even the Savior of the 

31. 'That faith also might in- 
crease In the earth; 

22. That mine "everlasting cov- 
enant might he established; 



2S— 31." 45J3S— 60,'S6— S3." 49:5, 7, 23— 25, '29. 51 :'20. " 5 i :'l CI. 61 :BS, 39 

124. 130:14—17. 133:2, 3, 10, 11, 11—25, 36— 56. 1. ver. 14. 5:5. 
87:1— 3. S8:S5, 87— si, 37:22—24. 141:10, 11. 112:23. 24. 133:2. 3 


49- r,i. 




■fi— vi. 


133:?, 49— 52. 63, 64. 65—74. Ada 3 :22, 23. h, 22:1 1. lea. 24:5, 6. 1, 29:2i. 


J, vers. 23. 24. 30:13. 124:1. 1 Cor. 1 :26— 29. 11,22:1,3. 39:11. 46:8. 4»:». 



1:39. 104:4, S. 107:19. 112:1 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 1. 



23. That the fulness of my gos- 
pel might be proclaimed by the 
weak and the simple unto the 
ends of the world, and before 
kings and rulers. 

24. Behold, I am God and have 
spoken it; these commandments 
are of me, and were given unto 
my servants in their weakness, 
after the manner of their lan- 
guage, that they might come to 
understanding. 

25. And inasmuch as they erred 
it might be made known; 

26. And inasmuch as they 
sought wisdom they might be in- 
structed ; 

27. And inasmuch as they 
sinned they might be chastened, 
that they might repent; 

28. And inasmuch as they were 
humble they might be made 
strong, and blessed from on high, 
and receive knowledge from time 
to time. 

29. And after having received 
the record of the Nephites, yea, 
even my servant Joseph Smith; 
Jun., might have power to trans- 
late through the mercy of God, 
by the power of God, the Book of 
Mormon. 

30. And also those to whom 
these commandments were given, 
might have 'power to lay the 
foundation of this church, and to 
bring it m forth out of obscurity 
and out of darkness, the only true 
and living church upon the face 
of the whole earth, with which I, 
the Lord, am well pleased, speak- 
ing unto the church collectively 
and not fndividually — * 

31. For I the Lord cannot look 
upon sin with the least degree of 
allowance; 



32. Nevertheless, he that re- 
pents and does the command- 
ments of the Lord shall be for- 
given ; 

33. And he that repents not, 
from him shall be taken even the 
light which he has received; for 
my Spirit shall not always strive 
with man, saith the Lord of 
Hosts. 

34. And again, verily I say 
unto you, O inhabitants of the 
earth: I the Lord am willing to 
make these things known unto 
"all flesh; 

35. For I am no respecter of 
persons, and will that all men 
shall know that the day speedily 
cometh; the hour is not yet, but 
is nigh at hand, when "peace 
shall be taken from the earth, 
and the "devil shall have power 
over his own dominion. 

36. And also the Lord shall 
have power over his saints, and 
shall reign in their midst, and 
shall come down in judgment 
upon «Idumea, or the world. 

37. Search these command- 
ments, for they are true and 
faithful, and the prophecies and 
promises which are in them shall 
all be fulfilled. 

38. What I the Lord have 
spoken, I have spoken, and I ex- 
cuse not myself; and though the 
heavens and the earth pass away, 
my word shall not pass away, but 
shall all be fulfilled, whether by 
mine own voice or by the voice 
of my servants, it is the same. 

39. For behold, and lo, the 
Lord is God, and the Spirit bear- 
eth record, and the record is true, 
and the truth abideth forever and 
ever. Amen. 



1, 3:12. 5:4, 30, 31. 6:25, 28. 9:1 — 3, 5, 10. 10:1—4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 30, 
II, 34, 41, 45. 17:6. 20:8. 21:1. 37:1. 90:13. 93:53. 107:92. 124:125. Mos. 
28:13, 14. I, see c. m, see a. n, see b. o, 87:1, 2. 6. 112:24. p, 38:11. 
q, see f, and g. r, 45:23. 56:11. 64:31,32. 109:44. Matt. 5:18. 24:35. 



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4 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 2, 3. 

SECTION 2. 

Words spoken by Moroni, the Angel, to Joseph Smith the Prophet, 
while in his father's house at Manchester, New York, on the evening 
of September 21, 1823. See History of the Church, vol. 1, page 12. 
Moroni was the last of a long line of historians who had made the 
record that is now before the world as the Book of Mormon. Compare 
Malachi 4:5, 6. See also Sections 27:9 and 110:13-16. 



1. Behold, I will reveal unto 
you the Priesthood, by the hand 
of "Elijah the prophet, before the 
•coming of the great and dread- 
ful day of the Lord. 

2. And he shall plant in the 
hearts of the children the prom- 



ises made to the fathers, and the 
hearts of the children c shall turn 
to their fathers. 

3. If it were not so, the whole 
earth would be utterly wasted at 
his coming. 



SECTION 3. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, 
Pennsylvania, July, 1828, relating to the loss of certain manuscripts 
of the first part of the Book of Mormon, which Joseph had reluctantly 
allowed to pass from his custody to that of Martin Harris, who had 
served for a brief period as scribe in the translation of the Book of 
Mormon. This revelation was given through the TJrim and Thummim. 
See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 21. Compare Section 10. 



1. The works, and the designs, 
and the purposes of God cannot 
be frustrated, neither can they 
come to naught. 

2. For God doth not walk in 
crooked paths, neither doth he 
turn to the right hand nor to the 
left, neither doth he vary from 
that which he hath said, there- 
fore his paths are straight, and 
his course is a one eternal round. 

3. Remember, remember that 
it is not the work of God that is 
frustrated, but the work of men; 

4. For although a man may 
have many revelations, and have 
power to do many mighty works, 
yet if he boasts in his own 
strength, and sets at naught the 



counsels of God, and follows after 
the dictates of his own will and 
carnal desires, he must fall and 
incur the vengeance of a just 
God upon him. 

5. Behold, you have been en- 
trusted with these things, but 
how strict were your command- 
ments; and remember also the 
promises which were made to 
you, if you did not transgress 
them. 

6. And behold, how oft you 
have transgressed the command- 
ments and the laws of God, and 
have gone on in the persuasions 
of men. 

7. For, behold, you should not 
have feared man more than God. 






a, 27:9. 35:4. 98:16, 17. 110:13, 14. 128:17. 133:55. Mai. 4:5, 6. b, see 
e, sec. 1. Isa. 2:12. 13:6. Joel 1:15. Zeph. 1:7, 14. Mai. 4:5. Acts 2:20. 1 
Thess. 5:2. 2 Pet. 3:10. c, 27:9. 110:16. 128:17. Mai. 4:6. 3 Ne. 25:5, 6. 
See. 3: a, 35:1. 1 Ne. 10:19. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 3. 



Although men set at naught the 
counsels of God, and despise his 
words— 

8. Yet you should have been 
faithful; and he would have ex- 
tended his arm and supported you 
against all the fiery darts of the 
adversary; and he would have 
been with you in every time of 
trouble. 

9. Behold, thou art Joseph, 
and thou wast chosen to do the 
-work of the Lord, but because 
of transgression, if thou art not 
aware thou wilt fall. 

10. But remember, God is mer- 
ciful; therefore, repent of that 
which thou hast done which is 
contrary to the commandment 
which I gave you, and thou art 
still chosen, and art again called 
to the work; 

11. Except thou do this, thou 
shalt be delivered up and become 
as other men, and have no more 
gift. 

12. And when thou deliveredst 
up that which God had given thee 
'sight and power to translate, 
thou deliveredst up that which 
was sacred into the hands of a 
wicked man, 

13. Who has set at naught the 
counsels of God, and has broken 
the most sacred promises which 
were made before God, and has 
depended upon his own judgment 
and boasted in his own wisdom. 

14. And this is the reason that 
thou hast lost thy privileges for 
a season — 



15. For thou hast suffered the 
counsel of thy director to be 
trampled upon from the begin- 
ning. 

16. Nevertheless, my work 
shall go forth, for inasmuch as 
the knowledge of a Savior has 
come unto the world, through the 
'testimony of the Jews, even so 
shall the knowledge of a Savior 
come unto my people — 

17. And to the "Nephites, and 
the Jacobites, and the Josephites, 
and the Zoramites, through the 
testimony of their fathers — 

18. And this testimony shall 
come to the knowledge of the 
"Lamanites, and the Lemuelites, 
and the Ishmaelites, who dwin- 
dled in unbelief because of the 
iniquity of their fathers, whom 
the Lord has suffered to 'destroy 
their brethren the Nephites, be- 
cause of their iniquities and their 
abominations. 

19. And for this very purpose 
are these plates preserved, which 
contain these records — : that the 
promises of the Lord might be 
fulfilled, which he made to his 
people; 

20. And that the Lamanites 
might come to the 'knowledge of 
their fathers, and that they might 
know the promisea of the Lord, 
and that they may believe the 
gospel and rely upon the merits 
of Jesus Christ, and be glorified 
through faith in his name, and 
that through "their repentance 
they might be saved. Amen. 



b, see 1, sec. 1. c, 20:26. John 5:39. Acts 17:11. Rom. 9:3 — 5. 11:30, 31. 

d, 1 Ne. 13:30. 2 Ne. 29:12, 13. Al. 45:10—14. e, 10:46 — 52. 109:65. Enos 13. 
f.Morm. 8:2, 3. g, 10:48. 28:8,9,14. 30:6. 49:24. 54:8. h, 1:32. 6:9. 11:9. 

15:6. 18:6, 9, 11—15, 22, 41, 42, 44. 19:4, 13—17, 20, 21, 31. 20:6, 29, 37, 71, 72. 

29:42, 44, 49. 33:10, 11. 34:6. 35:5. 36:6. 39:18. 42:20, 21, 23—25, 28, 37, 77. 

43:20 — 22. 44:3. 49:2, 8, 13, 26. 53:3. 55:2. 56:14. 58:42, 43, 48. 63:15, 63. 
64:12. 84:27, 41, 57. 98:41 — 44, 47. 109:21, 29, 50, 53. 124:50. 133:62. 



-Nov. 21. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 4, 5. 

SECTION 4. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to his father, 

Joseph Smith, Sen., at Harmony, Pennsylvania, February, 1829. 

Qualifications for the labors of the ministry are set forth. 



1. Now behold, a "marvelous 
work is about to come forth 
among the children of men. 

2. Therefore, O ye that em- 
bark in the service of God, see 
that ye serve him with all your 
heart, might, mind and strength, 
that ye may stand blameless be- 
fore God at the last day. 

3. Therefore, if ye have desires 
to serve God ye are called to the 
work; 

4. For behold the field is *white 
already to harvest; and lo, he 
that thrusteth in his sickle with 



his might, the same layeth up in 
store that he perisheth not, but 
bringeth salvation to his soul; 

5. And faith, hope, charity and 
love, with an eye single to the 
glory of God, qualify him for the 
work. 

6. Remember faith, virtue, 
knowledge, temperance, patience, 
brotherly kindness, godliness, 
charity, humility, diligence. 

7. c Ask, and ye shall receive; 
knock, and it shall be opened unto 
you. Amen. 



SECTION 5. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, 
Pennsylvania, March, 1829. Three witnesses to the Book of Mor- 
mon are promised, of whom Martin Harris is to be one if he shall 
prove himself worthy — Baptism is foreshadowed, but as no one had 
at this time been ordained to administer the ordinance, patient waiting 
is enjoined — Note that ordination followed, a few weeks later; see 
Section 13. 



1. Behold, I say unto you, that 
as my servant Martin Harris has 
desired a witness at my hand, 
that you, my servant Joseph Smith, 
Jun., have got the plates of which 
you have testified and borne rec- 
ord that you have received of me ; 

2. And now, behold, this shall 
you say unto him — he who spake 
unto you, said unto you: I, the 
Lord, am God, and have given 
these things unto you, my ser- 
vant Joseph Smith, Jun., and 






have commanded you that you 
should stand as a witness of these 
things; 

3. And I have caused you that 
you should enter into a covenant 
with me, that you should not 
show them except to those "per- 
sons to whom I commanded you; 
and you have no power over them 
except I grant it unto you. 

4. And you have a *gift to 
translate the plates; and this is 
the first gift that I bestowed upon 



a, 6:1. 18:44. 38:12. 76:114. 95:4. 101:95. 121:12. Isa. 28:21. 29:14. 
b, 11:3. 12:3. 14:3. 33:3,7. 101:64. John 4:35. c, 4:7. 6:5,11,14,15. 7:1. 
8:1, 9, 11. 9:7, 8. 11:5. 12:5. 14:5, 8. 18:18. 19:38. 29:6, 34. 35:9. 42:3, 56, 
61,62,68. 46:7,28,30. 49:26. 50:31. 66:9. 75:27. 88:63—65,83. 101:27. 103:31. 
35. 132:40. Matt. 7:7, 8. Luke 18:1. James 1:5. Sac. 6: a, see Testimony ox 
Eight Witnesses, Book of Mormon. b, see 1, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 5. 



you; and I have commanded that 
you should pretend to no other 
gilt until my purpose la fulfilled 
In this; for I will grant unto you 
no other gift until it 1b finished. 
6. Verily, 1 say unto you, that 
c woe shall come unto the inhabi- 
tants of the earth If they will not 
hearken unto my words; 

6. For hereafter you shall be 
'ordained and go forth and de- 
liver my words unto the children 
of men. 

7. Behold, if they will not be- 
lieve my words, they would not 
believe you, my servant Joseph, 
If it were possible that you should 
show them all these things which 
I have committed unto you. 

8. Oh, this unbelieving and 
Btftfnecked generation — mine an- 
ger is kindled against them. 

9. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, I have reserved those things 
which I have entrusted unto you, 
my servant Joseph, for a wise 
purpose in me, and it shall be 
made known unto future genera- 
tions; 

10. But this generation shall 
have my word 'through you; 

11. And In Addition to your 
testimony, the 'testimony of three 
of my servants, whom I shall call 
and ordain, unto whom I will 
show these things, and they shall 
go forth with my words that are 
given through you. 

12. Yea, they shall know of a 
surety that these things are true, 
for from heaven will I declare it 
unto them. 

13. I will give them power that 



they may behold and view these 
things as they are; 

14. And to none else will I 
grant this power, to receive this 
'same testimony among this gen- 
eration, in this the beginning of 
the rising up and the coming 
forth of 'my church out of the 
wilderness — 'clear as the moon, 
and fair as the sun, and terrible 
as an army with banners. 

15. And the testimony of three 
witnesses will I send forth of my 

16. And behold, whosoever be- 
Ileveth on my words, them will I 
'visit with the manifestation of 
my Spirit; and they shall be 
"born of me, even of 'water and 
of the "Spirit — 

17. And you must wait yet a 
little while, for ye are not yet 
ordained — 

18. And their testimony shall 
"also go forth unto the condem- 
nation of this generation If they 
harden their hearts against them; 

19. For a "desolating scourge 
shall go forth among the Inhabi- 
tants of the earth, and shall con- 
tinue to be poured out from time 
to time, if they repent not, until 
the earth Is empty, and the In- 
habitants thereof are consumed 
away and utterly destroyed by 
the "brightness of my coming. 

20. Behold, I tell you these 
things, even as I also told the 
people of the destruction of Jeru- 
salem; and my word shall be 
■verified at this time as it hath 
hitherto been verified. 

21. And now I command you. 













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' 


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ok of Mormon 15 ' ftiwffc Jfes 


favS 


J6:10-1-S6, 116—118. 































.. -.7:20. 112:23. 135:12. 13. Mai 
Acts E:38— 41. TltUB 3:6. 3 Ne. [1 



8 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 5. 



my servant Joseph, to repent and 
walk more uprightly before me, 
and to yield to the persuasions of 
men no more; 

22. And that you be firm 
in keeping the commandments 
wherewith I have commanded 
you; and if you do this, behold 
I grant unto you eternal life, 
'even if you should be slain. 

23. And now, again, I speak 
unto you, my servant Joseph, con- 
cerning the 'man that desires the 
witness — 

24. Behold, I say unto him, he 
exalts himself and does not hum- 
ble himself sufficiently before me; 
but if he will bow down before 
me, and humble himself in mighty 
prayer and faith, in the sincerity 
of his heart, then will I grant 
unto him a 'view of the things 
which he desires to see. 

25. And then he shall say unto 
the people of this generation: 
Behold, I have seen the things 
which the Lord hath shown unto 
Joseph Smith, Jun., and I know 
of a surety that they are true, for 
I have seen them, for they have 
been shown unto me by the power 
of God and not of man. 

26. And I the Lord command 
him, my servant Martin Harris, 
that he shall say no more unto 
them concerning these things, ex- 
cept he shall say: I have seen 
them, and they have been shown 
unto me by the power of God; 
and these are the words which he 
shall say. 

27. But if he deny this he will 
break the covenant which he has 
before covenanted with me, and 
behold, he is condemned. 

28. And now, except he humble 
himself and acknowledge unto me 
the things that he has done which 



are wrong, and covenant with me 
that he will keep my command- 
ments, and exercise faith in me, 
behold, I say unto him, he shall 
have no such views, for I will 
grant unto him no views of the 
things of which I have spoken. 

29. And if this be the case, I 
command you, my servant Joseph, 
that you shall say unto him, that 
he shall do no more, nor trouble 
me any more concerning this 
matter. 

30. And if this be the case, be- 
hold, I say unto thee Joseph, 
when thou hast translated a few 
more pages thou shalt stop for a 
season, even until I command 
thee again; then thou mayest 
translate again. 

31. And except thou do this, 
behold, thou shalt have no more 
gift, and I will take away the 
things which I have entrusted 
with thee. 

32. And now, because I fore- 
see the lying in wait to destroy 
thee, yea, I foresee that if my 
servant Martin Harris humbleth 
not himself and receive a witness 
from my hand, that he will fall 
into transgression; 

33. And there are many that 
lie in wait to destroy thee from 
off the face of the earth; and for 
this cause, that thy days may be 
prolonged, I have given unto thee 
these commandments. 

34. Yea, for this cause I have 
said: Stop, and stand still until 
I command thee, and I will pro- 
vide means whereby thou mayest 
accomplish the thing which I have 
commanded thee. 

35. And if thou art faithful in 
keeping my commandments, thou 
shalt be "lifted up at the last 
day. Amen. 



r, 6:30. Sec. 135. s, ver. 1. t, 17:1. See Testimony of Three Witnesses, 
Book of Mormon. u, 9:14. 17:8. 27:18. 62:44. 75:16, 22. 1 Ne. 13:37. 16:2. 
Al. 26:7. 36:28. 38:6. 3 Ne. 16:1. 27:14, 15, 22. Morxn. 2:19. Eth. 4:19. 1 
Thess. 4:17. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 6. 



9 



SECTION 6. 

Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Oliver Cow- 
iery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April, 1829. Oliver Cowdery began 
his labors as scribe, in the translation of the Book of Mormon, April 7, 
1829. He had already received a divine manifestation attesting the 
truth of Joseph's testimony respecting the plates on which was en- 
graved the Book of Mormon record. Joseph inquired of the Lord 
through the Urim and Thummim and received this response. See His- 

tory of the Church, vol. 1, pp. 32-35. Oliver's willingness to serve 

is commended; and both to him and to Joseph blessings of great import 
are promised. 



1 . A great and "marvelous work 
Ls about to come forth unto the 
children of men. 

2. Behold, I am God; give heed 
unto my word, which is quick and 
powerful, sharper than • a two- 
edged sword, to the dividing 
asunder of both joints and mar- 
row ; therefore give heed unto my 
words. 

3. Behold, the field is "white 
already to harvest; therefore, 
whoso desireth to reap, let him 
thrust in his sickle with his 
might, and reap while the day 
lasts, that he may treasure up 
for his soul everlasting salvation 
in the kingdom of God. 

4. Yea, whosoever will thrust 
in his sickle and reap, the c same 
is called of God. 

5. Therefore, if you will d ask 
of me you shall receive; if you 
will knock it shall be opened unto 
you. 

6. Now, as you have asked, be- 
hold, I say unto you, keep my 
commandments, and seek to 
'bring forth and establish the 
cause of Zion; 

7. Seek not for riches but for 
wisdom, and behold, the mys- 
teries of God shall be unfolded 
unto you, and then shall you be 
made rich. Behold, he that hath 
eternal life is rich. 



8. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, even as you desire of me so 
it shall be unto you; and if you 
desire, you shall be the means of 
doing much good in this genera- 
tion. 

9. Say nothing but repentance 
unto this generation; keep my 
commandments, and assist to 
bring forth my work, according 
to my commandments, and you 
shall be blessed. 

10. Behold thou hast a gift, 
and blessed art thou because of 
thy gift. Remember it is sacred 
and cometh from above — 

11. And if thou wilt inquire, 
thou shalt know mysteries which 
are great and marvelous; there- 
fore thou shalt exercise thy gift, 
that thou mayest find out mys- 
teries, that thou mayest bring 
many to the knowledge of the 
truth, yea, convince them of the 
error of their ways. 

12. Make not thy gift known 
unto any save it be those who 
are of thy faith. Trifle not with 
sacred things. 

13. If thou wilt do good, yea, 
and hold out faithful to the end, 
thou shalt be saved in the king- 
dom of God, which is the 'greatest 
of all the gifts of God; for there 
is no gift greater than the gift of 
salvation. 



a, see a, sec. 4. b, see b, sec. 4. c, 4:4. 11:3, 4, 27. 12:3, 4. 14:3, 4. 
31:5. 33:7. d, see c, sec. 4. e, 11:6. 12:6. 14:6. 39:13. 84:2 — 5. 101:69 — 
71,76. 103:11—24,34,35. 105:27—29. 113:7,8. 115:5,6. 133:9. f, 11:7. 14:7. 
1 Ne. 15:36. Rom. 6:23. 



10 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 6. 



14. Verily, verily, I say unto 
thee, blessed art thou for what 
thou hast done; for thou hast in- 
quired of me, and behold, as often 
as thou hast inquired thou hast 
received instruction of my Spirit. 
If it had not been so, thou wouldst 
not have come to the place where 
thou art at this time. 

15. Behold, thou knowest that 
thou hast inquired of me and I 
did enlighten thy mind; and now 
I tell thee these things that thou 
mayest know that thou hast been 
enlightened by the Spirit of truth ; 

16. Yea, I tell thee, that thou 
mayest know that there is none 
else save God that knowest thy 
thoughts and the intents of thy 
heart. 

17. I tell thee these things as 
a witness unto thee — that the 
words or the work which thou 
hast been writing are true. 

18. Therefore be diligent; 
stand by my servant Joseph, faith- 
fully, in whatsoever difficult cir- 
cumstances he may be for the 
word's sake. 

19. Admonish him in his faults, 
and also receive admonition of 
him. Be patient; be sober; be 
temperate; have patience, faith, 
hope and charity. 

20. Behold, thou art Oliver, 
and I have spoken unto thee be- 
cause of thy desires; therefore 
treasure up these words in thy 
heart. Be faithful and diligent 
in keeping the commandments of 
God, and I will encircle thee in 
the arms of my love. 

21. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, 
the Son of God. I am the same 
that came unto 'mine own, and 
mine own received me not. I am 



the light which *shineth in dark- 
ness, and the darkness compre- 
hendeth it not. 

22. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, if you desire a further wit- 
ness, cast your mind upon the 
night that you cried unto me in 
your heart, that you might know 
concerning the truth of these 
things. 

23. Did I not speak peace to 
your mind concerning the mat- 
ter? What greater witness can 
you have than from God? 

24. And now, behold, you have 
received a witness; for if I have 
told you things which no man 
knoweth have you not received a 
witness?. 

25. And, behold, I grant unto 
you a gift, if you desire of me, 
to * translate, even as my servant 
Joseph. , 

26. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, that 'there are records which 
contain much of my gospel, which 
have been kept back because of 
the wickedness of the people; 

27. And now I command you, 
that if you have good desires — a 
desire to lay up treasures for 
yourself in heaven — then shall 
you assist in bringing to light, 
with your gift, those parts of my 
scriptures which have been hid- 
den because of iniquity. 

28. And now, behold, I give 
unto you, and also unto my ser- 
vant Joseph, the *keys of this gift, 
which shall bring to light this 
ministry; and in the mouth of 
*two or three witnesses shall 
every word be established. 

29. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, if they reject my words, and 
this part of my gospel and min- 



g, 10:57. 11:29. 39:3. 45:8. 133:66. John 1:11. 3 Ne. 9:16. h, 10:58. 
11:11, 28. 12:9. 14:9. 34:2. 39:2. 45:7, 28, 36. 50:24, 25, 27. 84:45, 46. 86:11. 
88:6 — 13, 49, 50, 56 — 58, 67. 93:9. 103:9. John 1:5. i, see 1, sec. 1. j, vers. 
27, 28. 8:1, 11. 9:2. k, ver. 27. 7:7. 27:5, 6, 9, 13. 28:7. 35:18, 25. 42:69. 
64:5. 65:2. 81:2. 84:26. 90:3. 97:14. 110:11. 112:16, 32. 124:34, 92, 97, 128, 
143. 128:11, 14, 18, 20. 21. 129:9. 132:7, 39, 45, 59, 64. Matt. 16:19. 1, 5:11, 
15. 18:34, 36. 42:80. 81. 76:22. 128:2. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 7. 



11 



istry, blessed are ye, for they can 
do no more unto you than unto 
me. 

30. And even if they do unto 
you even as they have done unto 
me, blessed are ye, for you shall 
dwell with me in glory. 

31. But if they m reject not my 
words, which shall be established 
by the testimony which shall be 
given, blessed are they, and then 
shall ye have joy in the fruit of 
your labors. 

32. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, as I said unto my disciples, 
"where two or three are gathered 
together in my name, as touching 
one thing, behold, there will I be 
in the midst of them — even so am 
I in the midst of you. 

33. Fear not to do good, my 
sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that 



shall ye also reap; therefore, if 
ye sow good ye shall also reap 
good for your reward. 

34. Therefore, fear not, little 
flock; do good; let earth and hell 
combine against you, for if ye 
are built upon °my rock, they 
cannot prevail. 

35. Behold, I do not condemn 
you; go your ways and sin no 
more; perform with soberness the 
work which I have commanded 
you. 

36. Look unto me in every 
thought; doubt not, fear not. 

37. Behold the wounds which 
pierced my side, and also the 
prints of the nails in my hands 
and feet; be faithful, keep my 
commandments, and ye shall in- 
herit the kingdom of heaven. 
Amen. 



SECTION 7. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Oliver Cow- 
dery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April, 1829, when they inquired 
through the XI rim and Thummim as to whether John, the beloved 
disciple, tarried in the flesh or had died. The revelation is the trans- 
lated version of the record made on parchment by John and hidden 
up by himself. See History of the Church, vol. 1, pp. 35, 36. 



1. And the Lord said unto me: 
John, my beloved, what desirest 
thou? For if you shall ask what 
you will, it shall be granted unto 
you. 

2. And I said unto him: Lord, 
give unto me power over death, 
that I may live and bring souls 
unto thee. 

3. And the Lord said unto me: 
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 
because thou desirest this thou 
shalt "tarry until I come in my 
glory, and shalt prophesy before 
nations, kindreds, tongues and 
people. 



4. And for this cause the Lord 
said unto Peter: "If I will that he 
tarry till I come, what is that to 
thee? For he desired of me that 
he might bring souls unto me, 
but thou desiredst that thou 
mightest speedily come unto me 
in my kingdom. 

5. I say unto thee, Peter, this 
was a good desire; but my be- 
loved has desired that he might 
do more, or a greater work yet 
among men than what he has 
before done. 

6. Yea, he has undertaken a 
greater work; therefore I will 



m, Book of Mormon. 20:13 — 15. 84:57. n, 29:6. 84:1. Matt. 18:20. 
o, 10:69. 11:16, 24. 18:4, 17. 33:13. 50:44. Matt. 16:18. Sec. 7: a, 77:14. 
3 Ne. 28:6. John 21:20—25. Rev. 10:11. b, John 21:20 — 25. 



12 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 8. 



make him as flaming fire and a 
ministering angel; he shall "min- 
ister for those who shall be heirs 
of salvation who dwell on the 
earth. 

7. And I will make thee to 
minister for him and for thy 
brother James; and unto you 



three I will give this power and 
the d keys of this ministry until I 
come. 

8. Verily I say unto you, ye 
shall both have according to your 
desires, for ye both joy in that 
which ye have desired. 



SECTION 8. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Oliver 
Cowdery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April, 1829. In the course of 
the translation of the Book of Mormon, Oliver, who continued to 
serve as scribe, writing at the prophet's dictation, desired to be en~ 
dowed with the gift of translation. The Lord responded to his sup- 
plication by granting this revelation. The spirit of revelation 

is defined, and the gift of Aaron specified. 



1. Oliver Cowdery, verily, ver- 
ily, I say unto you, that as- 
suredly as the Lord liveth, who 
is your God and your Redeemer, 
even so surely shall you receive 
a knowledge of whatsoever things 
you shall ask in faith, with an 
honest heart, believing that you 
shall receive a knowledge con- 
cerning the engravings of °old 
records, which are ancient, which 
contain those parts of my scrip- 
ture of which has been spoken 
by the manifestation of my Spirit. 

2. Yea, behold, I will tell you 
in your mind and in your heart, 
by the Holy Ghost, which shall 
come upon you and which shall 
dwell in your heart. 

3. Now, behold, this is the 
spirit of revelation; behold, this 
is the spirit by which Moses 
brought the children of Israel 
through the Red Sea on dry 
ground. 

4. Therefore this is thy gift; 
apply unto it, and blessed art 
thou, for it shall deliver you out 
of the hands of your enemies, 



when, if it were not so, they 
would slay you and bring your 
soul to destruction. 

5. Oh, remember these words, 
and keep my commandments. 
Remember, this is your gift. 

6. Now this is not all thy gift; 
for you have another gift, which 
is the 6 gift of Aaron; behold, it 
has told you many things; 

7. Behold, there is no other 
power, save the power of God, 
that can cause this gift of Aaron 
to be with you. 

8. Therefore, doubt not, for it 
is the gift of God; and you shall 
hold it in your hands, and do 
marvelous works; and no power 
shall be able to take it away out 
of your hands, for it is the work 
of God. 

9. And, therefore, whatsoever 
you shall ask me to tell you by 
that means, that will I grant unto 
you, and you shall have knowl- 
edge concerning it. 

10. Remember that without 
faith you can do nothing; there- 
fore ask in faith. Trifle not with 



130:5. 132:16. d, see k, sec. 6. 



c, sec. 13. 20:6. 43:25. 67:13. 76:88. 
Sec. 8: a, see 1, sec. 1. b, vers. 7, 8, 9. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 9. 



13 



these things; do not ask for that 
which you ought not. 

11. Ask that you may know 
the mysteries of God, and that 
e you may translate and receive 
knowledge from all those ancient 
records which have been hid up, 



that are sacred ; and according to 
your faith shall it be done unto 
you. 

12. Behold, it is I that have 
spoken it; and I am the same 
that spake unto you from the be- 
ginning. Amen. 



SECTION 9. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Oliver 
Cowdery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April, 1829. Oliver is admon- 
ished to patience, and is urged to be content to write, for the time 
being, at the dictation of the translator, rather than to attempt to 

translate. It is not sufficient for one merely to ask for a divine 

gift, without prayerful thought and study — Oliver loses such small 
measure of the gift of translation as he had temporarily possessed. 

would give it unto you, when you 
took no thought save it was to 
ask me. 

8. But, behold, I say unto you, 
that you must study it out in your 
mind; then you must ask me if 
it be right, and if it is right I 
will cause that your bosom shall 
burn within you; therefore, you 
shall feel that it is right. 

9. But if it be not right you 
shall have no such feelings, but 
you shall have a stupor of thought 
that shall cause you to forget the 
thing which is wrong; therefore, 
you cannot write that which is 
sacred save it be given you from 
me. 

10. Now, if you had known 
this you could have "translated; 
nevertheless, it is not expedient 
that you should translate now. 

11. Behold, it was expedient 
when you commenced; but you 
feared, and the time is past, and 
it is not expedient now; 

12. For, do you not behold that 
I have given unto my servant 
Joseph sufficient strength, where- 
by it is made up? And neither 
of you have I condemned. 



1. Behold, I say unto you, my 
son, that because you did not 
translate according to that which 
you desired of me, and did com- 
mence again to write for my ser- 
vant, Joseph Smith, Jun., even so 
I would that ye should continue 
until you have finished this rec- 
ord, which I have entrusted unto 
him. 

2. And then, behold, other rec- 
ords have I, that I will give unto 
you power that you may .assist to 
translate. 

3. Be patient, my son, for it is 
wisdom in me, and it is not ex- 
pedient that you should translate 
at this present time. 

4. Behold, the work which you 
are called to do is to write for 
my servant Joseph. 

5. And, behold, it is because 
that you did not continue as you 
commenced, when you began to 
translate, that I have taken away 
this privilege from you. 

6. Do not murmur, my son, for 
it is wisdom in me that I have 
dealt with you after this manner. 

7. Behold, you have not under- 
stood; you have supposed that I 



e, see 1, sec. 1. Sec. 9: a, see 1, sec. 1 



14 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 10. 



13. Do this thing which I have 
commanded you, and you shall 
prosper. Be faithful, and yield 
to no temptation. 

14. Stand fast in the work 



wherewith I have called you, and 
a hair of your head shall not be 
lost, and you shall he "lifted up 
at the last day. Amen. 



SECTION 10. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, 

Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1828, Herein the Lord informs 

Joseph of alterations made by wicked men in the 116 manuscript 
pages of the Book of Mormon, which had been lost from the possession 
of Martin Harris, to whom the sheets had been temporarily entrusted. 
Compare Section 3. See History of the Church, vol. 1, pp. 21, 23. 
The evil design was to await the expected re-translation of the matter 
covered by the stolen pages, and then to discredit the translator by 
showing the discrepancies created by the alterations. That this wicked 
purpose had been conceived by the evil one, and was known to the 
Lord even while Mormon, the ancient Nephite historian, was making 
his abridgment of the accumulated plates is shown in the Book of 
Mormon. See The Words of Mormon 3-7. 

vants of Satan that do uphold his 
work. 

6. Behold, they have sought to 
destroy you; yea, even the man 
in whom you have trusted has 
sought to destroy you. 

7. And for this cause I said 
that he is a wicked man, for he 
has sought to take away the 
things wherewith you have been 
entrusted; and he has also sought 
to destroy your gift. 

8. And because you have de- 
livered the writings into his 
hands, behold, wicked men have 
taken them from you. 

9. Therefore, you have de- 
livered them up, yea, that which 
was sacred, unto wickedness. 

10. And, behold, Satan hath 
put it into their hearts to alter 
the words which you have caused 
to be written, or which you have 
translated, which have gone out 
of your hands. 

11. And behold, I say unto 



1. Now, behold, I say unto you, 
that because you delivered up 
those writings which you had 
power given unto you to trans- 
late by the means of the Urim 
and Thummim, into the hands of 
a wicked man, you have "lost 
them. 

2. And you also lost your gift 
at the same time, and your mind 
became darkened. 

3. Nevertheless, it is now re- 
stored unto you again; therefore 
see that you are faithful and con- 
tinue on unto the finishing of the 
remainder of the work of trans- 
lation as you have begun. 

4. Do not run faster or labor 
more than you have strength and 
means provided to enable you to 
translate; but be diligent unto 
the end. 

5. Pray always, that you may 
come off conqueror; yea, that you 
may conquer Satan, and that you 
may escape the hands of the ser- 



b, see u, sec. 6. Sec. 10: a, vers. 19, 29—62. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 10. 



16 



you, that because they have al- 
tered the words, they read con- 
trary from that which you trans- 
lated and caused to be written; 

12. And, on this wise, the 
devil has sought to lay a cunning 
plan, that he may destroy this 
work; 

13. For he hath put into their 
hearts to do this, that by lying 
they may say they have caught 
you in the words which you have 
pretended to translate. 

14. Verily, I say unto you, that 
I will not suffer that Satan shall 
accomplish his evil design in this 
thing. 

15. For behold, he has put it 
into their hearts to get thee to 
tempt the Lord thy God, in ask- 
ing to translate it over again. 

16. And then, behold, they say 
and think in their hearts — We 
will see if God has given him 
power to translate; if so, he will 
also give him power again; 

17. And if God giveth him 
power again, or if he translates 
again, or, in other words, if he 
bringeth forth the same words, 
behold, we have the same with 
us, and we have altered them; 

18. Therefore they will not 
agree, and we will say that he 
has lied in his words, and that 
he has no gift, and that he has 
no power; 

19. Therefore we will destroy 
him, and also the work; and we 
will do this that we may not be 
ashamed in the end, and that we 
may get glory of the world. 

20. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, that Satan has great hold 
upon their hearts; he stirreth 
them up to iniquity against that 
which is good; 

21. And their hearts are cor- 
rupt, and full of wickedness and 
abominations; and they love 



darkness rather than light, be- 
cause their deeds are evil; there- 
fore they will not ask of me. 

22. Satan stirreth them up, 
that he may lead their souls to 
destruction. 

23. And thus he has laid a 
'cunning plan, thinking to de- 
stroy the work of God; but I 
will require this at their hands, 
and it shall turn to their shame 
and condemnation in the day of 
judgment. 

24. Yea, he stirreth up their 
hearts to anger against this work. 

25. Yea, he saith unto them: 
Deceive and lie in wait to catch, 
that ye may destroy ; behold, this 
is no harm. And thus he flat- 
tereth them, and telleth them 
that it is no sin to lie that they 
may catch a man in a lie, that 
they may destroy him. 

26. And thus he flattereth 
them, and leadeth them along 
until he draggeth their souls 
down to hell; and thus he causeth 
them to catch themselves in their 
own snare. 

27. And thus he goeth up and 
down, to and fro in the earth, 
seeking to destroy the souls of 
men. 

28. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, wo be unto him that lieth 
to deceive because he supposeth 
that another lieth to deceive, for 
such are not exempt from the jus- 
tice of God. 

29. Now, behold, they have al- 
tered these words, because Satan 
saith unto them: He hath de- 
ceived you — and thus he flat- 
tereth them away to do iniquity, 
to get thee to tempt the Lord thy 
God. 

30. Behold, I say unto you, 
that you shall not translate again 
those words which have gone 
forth out of your hands; 



«, 2 Ne. 28:19—23. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 10. 



31. For, behold, they shall not 
accomplish their evil designs in 
lying against those words. For, 
behold, if you should bring forth 
the same words they will say 
that you have lied and that you 
have pretended to translate, but 
that you have contradicted your- 
self. 

32. And, behold, they will pub- 
lish this, and Satan will harden 
the hearts of the people to stir 
them up to anger against you, 
that they will not believe my 
words. 

33. Thus Satan thinketh to 
overpower your testimony in this 
generation, that the work may 
not come forth in this generation. 

34. But behold, here is wisdom, 
and because I show unto you wis- 
dom, and give .you command- 
ments concerning these things, 
what you shall do, show it not 
unto the world until you have ac- 
complished the work of transla- 
tion. 

35. Marvel not that I said unto 
you: Here is wisdom, show it not 
unto the world — for I said, show 
it not unto the world, that you 
may be preserved. 

36. Behold, I do not say that 
you shall not show it unto the 
righteous; 

37. But as you cannot always 
judge the righteous, or as you 
cannot always tell the wicked 
from the righteous, therefore I 
say unto you, hold your peace 
until I shall see fit to make all 
things known unto the world con- 
cerning the matter. 

38. And now, verily I say unto 
you, that an account of those 
things that you have written, 
which have gone out of your 
hands, is engraven upon the 
plates of Nephi; 

39. Yea, and you remember it 



was said in those writings that 
a more particular account was 
given of these things upon the 
plates of Nephi. 

40. And now, because the ac- 
count which is engraven upon the 
plates of Nephi is more particular 
concerning the things which, in 
my wisdom, I would bring to the 
knowledge of the people in this 
account — 

41. Therefore, you shall trans- 
late the engravings which are on 
the 6 plates of Nephi, down even 
till you come to the reign of 
king Benjamin, or until you come 
to that which you have translated, 
which you have retained; 

42. And behold, you shall pub- 
lish it as the record of Nephi; and 
thus I will confound those who 
have altered my words. 

43. I will not suffer that they 
shall destroy my work; yea, I will 
show unto them that my wisdom 
is greater than the cunning of 
the devil. 

44. Behold, they have only got 
a part, or an abridgment of the 
account of Nephi. 

45. Behold, there are many 
things engraven upon the plates 
of Nephi which do throw greater 
views upon my gospel ; therefore, 
it is wisdom in me that you should 
translate this first part of the en- 
gravings of Nephi, and send forth 
in this work. 

46. And, behold, all the re- 
mainder of this work does con- 
tain all those parts of my gospel 
which my holy prophets, yea, and 
also my disciples, c desired in their 
prayers should come forth unto 
this people. 

47. And I said unto them, that 
it should be granted unto them 
according to their faith in their 
prayers ; 

48. Yea, and this was their 



b. Small plates of Nephi. 1 Ne. 9:2 — 6. W. of Morm. 3. 
Morzn. 8:24 — 26. 9:34 — 37. 



c, Enos 12 — 18. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 10. 



17 



faith — that my gospel, which I 
gave unto them that they might 
preach in their days, might come 
unto their brethren the Laman- 
ites, and also all that had become 
Lamanites because of their dis- 
sensions. 

49. Now, this is not all — their 
faith in their prayers was that 
this gospel should be made known 
also, if it were possible that other 
nations should possess this land; 

50. And thus they did leave a 
blessing upon this land in their 
prayers, that whosoever should 
believe in this gospel in this land 
might have eternal life; 

51. Yea, that it might be free 
unto all of whatsoever nation, 
kindred, tongue, or people they 
may be. 

52. And now, behold, accord- 
ing to their faith in their prayers 
will I bring this part of my gospel 
to the knowledge of my people. 
Behold, I do not bring it to de- 
stroy that which they have re- 
ceived, but to build it up. 

53. And for this cause have I 
said: If this generation harden 
not their hearts, I will establish 
- my church among them. 

54. Now I do not say this to 
destroy my church, but I say this 
to build up my church; 

55. Therefore, whosoever be- 
longeth to my church need not 
fear, for such shall inherit the 
kingdom of heaven. 

56. But it is they who do not 
fear me, neither keep my com- 
mandments v but build up churches 
unto themselves to get gain, yea, 
and all those that do wickedly 
and build up the kingdom of the 
devil — yea, verily, verily, I say 
unto you, that it is they that I 



will disturb, and cause to tremble 
and shake to the center. 

57. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, 
the Son of God. I came unto 
'mine own, and mine own re- 
ceived me not. 

58. I am the light which r shin- 
eth in darkness, and the darkness 
comprehendeth it not. 

59. I am he who said — "Other 
sheep have I which are not of 
this fold — unto my disciples, and 
many there were that understood 
me not. 

60. And I will show unto this 
people that I had other sheep, 
and that they were a branch of 
the house of Jacob; 

61. And I will bring to light 
their marvelous works, which 
they did in my name; 

62. Yea, and I will also bring 
to light my gospel which was 
ministered unto them, and, be- 
hold, they shall not deny that 
which you have received, but 
they shall build it up, and shall 
bring to light the Hrue points of 
my doctrine, yea, and the only 
doctrine which is in me. 

63. And this I do that I may 
establish my gospel, that there 
may not be so much contention; 
yea, Satan doth stir up the hearts 
of the people to Contention con- 
cerning the points of my doc- 
trine; and in these things they 
do err, for they do wrest the 
scriptures and do not understand 
them. 

64. Therefore, I will unfold 
unto them this great mystery; 

65. For, behold, I will 'gather 
them as a hen gathereth her 
chickens under her wings, if they 
will not harden their hearts; 

66. Yea, if they will come, they 



d, see a, sec. 1. y, 4 Ne. 26. e, see fiT, sec. 6. f. see h, sec. 6. g, John 
10:16. 3 Ne. 15:16—24. h, 1 Ne. 13:34 — 42. 14:1, 2. i, 3 Ne. 11:28 — 41. 
j. 29:2, 7, 8, 27. 31:8. 33:6. 38:31. 39:22. 42:36,64. 43:24. 45:25,43. 57:1,15. 
68:56. 63:24. 66:11. 77:14. 84:2. 101:67, 68, 70, 74. 103:22. 109:58, 59. 
110:11. Matt 23:37. 24:31. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 11. 



may, and partake of the waters 
of life freely. 

67. Behold, this is my doc- 
trine — whosoever repenteth and 
cometh unto me, the same is *my 
church. 

68. Whosoever declareth more 
or less than this, the same is not 
of me, but is against me; there- 
fore he is not of my church. 

69. And now, behold, whoso- 



ever is of my church, and en- 
dureth of my church to the end, 
him will I establish upon my rock, 
and the 'gates of hell shall not 
prevail against them. 

70. And now, remember the 
words of him who is the ••life 
and light of the world, your Re- 
deemer, your Lord and your God. 
Amen. 



SECTION 11. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to his 
brother, Hyrum Smith, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, May, 1829. This 
revelation was received through the Urim and Thummim in answer to 

Joseph's supplication and inquiry. The coming forth of a great 

and marvelous work proclaimed^— Hyrum restrained from preaching 
for the time being, he not being yet baptized and ordained — He is 
assured of the gift of God awaiting his preparation to receive — The 
organization of the Church foreshadowedr-—Hyrum admonished to 
learn the word of God before attempting to proclaim it — Warned 
against denying the spirit of revelation and prophecy. 



1. A great and "marvelous work 
is about to come forth among the 
children of men. 

2. Behold, I am God; give heed 
to my word, which is quick and 
powerful, sharper than a two- 
edged sword, to the dividing 
asunder of both joints and mar- 
row; therefore give heed unto my 
word. 

3. Behold, the field is "white 
already to harvest; therefore, 
whoso desireth to reap let him 
thrust in his sickle with his might, 
and reap while the day lasts, that 
he may treasure up for his soul 
everlasting salvation in the king- 
dom of God. 

4. Yea, whosoever will thrust 
in his sickle and reap, the same 
is called of God. 

5. Therefore, if you will c ask 



of me you shall receive; if you 
will knock it shall be opened unto 
you. 

6. Now, as you have asked, be- 
hold, I say unto you, keep my 
commandments, and seek to 
"bring forth and establish the 
cause of Zion. 

7. Seek not for riches but for 
wisdom; and, behold, the mys- 
teries of God shall be unfolded 
unto you, and then shall you be 
made rich. Behold, he that hath 
eternal life is rich. 

8. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, even as you desire of me so 
it shall be done unto you; and, 
if you desire, you shall be the 
means of doing much good in this 
generation. 

9. Say nothing but repentance 
unto this generation. Keep my 



k, see a, sec. 1. 1, 16:34. 17:8. 18:5. 21:6. 33:13. 98:22. 109:26. Matt 
16:18. m, see h, sec. 6. Ssc. 11: a, see a, sec. 4. b, see b, sec. 4. c, see 
c, sec. 4. d, see e, sec. 6. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 11. 



19 



commandments, and assist to 
bring forth my work, according 
to my commandments, and you 
shall be blessed. 

10. Behold, thou hast a gift, 
or thou shalt have a gift if thou 
wilt desire of me in faith, with 
an honest heart, believing in the 
power of Jesus Christ, or in my 
power which speaketh unto thee; 

11. For, behold, it is I that 
speak; behold, I am the 'light 
which shineth in darkness, and 
by my power I give these words 
unto thee. 

12. And now, verily, verily, I 
say unto thee, put your trust in 
that Spirit which leadeth to do 
good — yea, to do justly, to walk 
humbly, to judge righteously; 
and this is my Spirit. 

13. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, I will impart unto you of my 
Spirit, which shall enlighten your 
mind, which shall fill your soul 
with joy; 

14. And then shall ye know, or 
by this shall you know, all things 
whatsoever you desire of me, 
which are pertaining unto things 
of righteousness, in faith believ- 
ing in me that you shall receive. 

15. Behold, I command you 
that you need not suppose that 
you are called to preach until you 
are called. 

16. Wait a little longer, until 
you shall have my word, my 
rock, *my church, and my gospel, 
that you may know of a surety 
my doctrine. 

17. And then, behold, accord- 
ing to your desires, yea, even ac- 
cording to your faith shall it be 
done unto you. 

18. Keep my commandments; 
hold your peace; appeal unto my 
Spirit; 

19. Yea, cleave unto me with 
all your heart, that you may as- 



M i l JWM* UVW1 V, KUMV J V X*. *■ 

e, see h, sec. 6. x, see a, 
h, see g, sec. 1. 1, see h, se 



sist in bringing to light those 
things of which has been spoken 
— yea, the translation of my 
work; be patient until you shall 
accomplish it. 

20. Behold, this is your work, 
to keep my commandments, yea, 
with all your might, mind and 
strength. 

21. Seek not to declare my 
word, but first seek to obtain my 
word, and then shall your tongue 
be loosed; then, if you desire, you 
shall have my Spirit and my word, 
yea, the power of God unto the 
convincing of men. 

22. But now hold your peace; 
study my word which 'hath gone 
forth among the children of men, 
and also study my word which 
shall come forth among the chil- 
dren of men, or that which is 
'now translating, yea, until you 
have obtained all which I shall 
grant unto the children of men 
in this generation, and then shall 
all things be added thereto. 

23. Behold thou art Hyrum, 
my son; seek the kingdom of God, 
and all things shall be added ac- 
cording to that which is just. 

24. Build upon my rock, which 
is my gospel; 

25. Deny not the spirit of 
revelation, nor the spirit of proph- 
ecy, for "wo unto him that denieth 
these things; 

26. Therefore, treasure up in 
your heart until the time which 
is in my wisdom that you shall 
go forth. 

27. Behold, I speak unto all 
who have good desires, and have 
thrust in their sickle to reap. 

28. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, 
the Son of God. I am the *life 
and the light of the world. 

29. I am the same who came 
unto 'mine own and mine own 
received me not; 



**• Hvv «*f see* X* 

see h, sec. 6. j, 



t, the Bible. g, the Book of Mormon, 
see g, sec. 6. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 12, 13. 



30. But verily, verily, I say 
unto you, that as many as re- 
ceive me, to them will I give 



*power to become the sons of God, 
even to them that believe on my 
name. Amen. 



SECTION 12. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Joseph 
Knight, Sen., at Harmony, Pennsylvania, May, 1829. Joseph Knight 
believed the declarations of Joseph Smith, concerning his possession of 
the Book of Mormon plates, and the work of translation then in 
progress, and had given material assistance to the translator and his 

scribe. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 47. Great and 

marvelous character of the Lord's work — Personal participation in the 
bringing forth and establishment of the cause of Zion open to all who 
have earnest desires and who possess the requisite qualifications. 



1. A great and "marvelous work 
is about to come forth among the 
children of men. 

2. Behold, I am God; give heed 
to my word, which is quick and 
powerful, sharper than a two- 
edged sword, to the dividing 
asunder of both joints and mar- 
row; therefore, give heed unto 
my word. 

3. Behold, the field is *white 
already to harvest; therefore, 
whoso desireth to reap let him 
thrust in his sickle with his might, 
and reap while the day lasts, that 
he may treasure up for his soul 
everlasting salvation in the king- 
dom of God. 

4. Yea, whosoever will thrust 
in his sickle and reap, the same 
is called of God. 

5. Therefore, if you will c ask 
of me you shall receive; if you 



will knock it shall be opened unto 
you. 

6. Now, as you have asked, be- 
hold, I say unto you, keep my com- 
mandments, and seek to "bring 
forth and establish the cause of 
Zion. 

7. Behold, I speak unto you, 
and also to all those who have 
desires to bring forth and estab- 
lish this work; 

8. And no one can assist in 
this work except he shall be hum- 
ble and full of love, having faith, 
hope, and charity, being temper- 
ate in all things, whatsoever shall 
be entrusted to his care. 

9. Behold, I am the 'light and 
the life of the world, that speak 
these words, therefore give heed 
with your might, and then you 
are called. Amen. 



SECTION 13. 



Ordination of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to the Aaronic 
Priesthood, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, May 15, 1829, under the hands 
of an Angel, who announced himself as John, the same that is called 
John the Baptist in the New Testament. The angelic visitant averred 
that he was acting under the direction of Peter, James, and John, the 

k, 34:3. 39:4. 42:62. 45:8. 76:68. John 1:12. 1 John 3:2. Sec. 12: a. see 
a, sec. 4. b, see b, sec. 4. o, see c, sec. 4. d, see e, sec. 6. e, see m, sec. 10. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 14. 



21 



ancient Apostles, who held the keys of the higher Priesthood, which 
was called the Priesthood of Melchizedek. The promise was given to 
Joseph and Oliver that in due time the Priesthood of Melchizedek 
would be conferred upon them. See History of the Church, vol. 1, 
p. 39. Compare Section 27 :7, 8, 12. 



Upon you my fellow servants, 
in the name of Messiah I confer 
the "Priesthood of Aaron, which 
holds the *keys of the minister- 
ing of angels, and of the gospel 
of repentance, and of "baptism by 



immersion for the remission of 
sins; and this shall never be 
taken again from the earth, until 
the sons of Levi do offer "again 
an offering unto the Lord in 
righteousness. 



SECTION 14. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to David 
Whitmer, at Fayette, New York, June, 1829. The Whitmer family 
had become greatly interested in the translating of the Book of Mor- 
mon. Joseph changed his residence to the Whitmer home, where he 
dwelt until the work of translation was carried to completion and the 
copyright on the forthcoming book secured. Each of the three sons, 
having received a testimony as to the genuineness of the work, became 
deeply concerned over the matter of his individual duty; and the 
Prophet inquired of the Lord respecting the matter. This revelation 
and the two next following (Sections 15 and 16) were given in answer, 
through the TJrim and Thummim. See History of the Church, vol. 1, 
p. 48. David Whitmer later became one of the Three Witnesses to 
the Book of Mormon. Conditions of attaining eternal life speci- 
fied — The Lord's purpose of bringing the fulness of his Gospel from 
the Gentiles to the house of Israel — David Whitmer informed of his 
call to assist in the latter-day work — His reward, conditioned by his 
faithfulness, is promised. 



1. A great and "marvelous work 
is about to come forth unto the 
children of men. 

2. Behold, I am God; give heed 
to my word, which is quick and 
powerful, sharper than a two- 
edged sword, to the dividing 
asunder of both joints and mar- 
row; therefore give heed unto 
my word. 

3. Behold, the field is "white 



already to harvest; therefore, 
whoso desireth to reap let him 
thrust in his sickle with his might, 
and reap while the day lasts, that 
he may treasure up for his soul 
everlasting salvation in the king- 
dom of God. 

4. Yea, whosoever will thrust 
in his sickle and reap, the same 
is called of God. 

5. Therefore, if you will c ask 



- 20:46 — 52, 64, 68, 76, 82, 84. 27:8. 35:4, 5. 38:40. 42:12, 70. 68:15—24. 
84:18, 26 — 28, 30 — 34, 111. 107:1, 6. 13—16, 20, 76, 85 — 88. 124:142. Ex. 40:12 — 15. 
Heb. 7:11. b, see k, sec. 6; and d, sec. 7. c, see 1, sec. 5. d, 84:26 — 28. 
124:39. 128:24. Ezek. 43:18 — 27. 44:9 — 27. Sic. 14: a, see a, sec. 4. b, see 
b, sec. 4. c, see c, sec. 4. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 15. 



of me you shall receive; if you 
will knock it shall be opened unto 
you. 

6. Seek to "bring forth and es- 
tablish my Zion. Keep my com- 
mandments in all things. 

7. And, if you keep my com- 
mandments and endure to the 
end you shall have eternal life, 
which gift is the "greatest of all 
the gifts of God. 

8. And it shall come to pass, 
that if you shall ask the Father 
in my name, in faith believing, 
you shall receive the Holy Ghost, 
which 'giveth utterance, that you 
may stand as a witness of the 
things of which you shall both 



'hear and see, and also that yon 
may declare repentance unto this 
generation. 

9. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, 
the Son of the living God, who 
created the heavens and the earth, 
a light which cannot be *hid in 
darkness; 

10. Wherefore, I must 'bring 
forth the fulness of my gospel 
from the Gentiles unto the house 
of Israel. 

11. And behold, thou art David, 
and thou art called to assist; 
which thing if ye do, and are 
faithful, ye shall be blessed both 
spiritually and temporally, and 
great shall be your reward. Amen. 



SECTION 15. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to John 
Whitmer, at Fayette, New York, June, 1829. See heading to Section 
14. John "Whitmer later became one of the Eight Witnesses to the 

Book of Mormon. The message is intimately and impressively 

personal, in that the Lord tells of what was known only to John Whit- 
mer and himself — The recipient blessed for his worthy desire — The 
thing of greatest worth to him. 

would be of the most worth unto 
you. 

5. Behold, blessed are you for 
this thing, and for speaking my 
words which I have given you ac- 
cording to my commandments. 

6. And now, behold, I say unto 
you, that the thing which will be 
of the most worth unto you will 
be to "declare repentance unto 
this people, that you may bring 
souls unto me, that you may rest 
with them in the kingdom of my 
Father. Amen. 



1. Hearken, my servant John, 
and listen to the words of Jesus 
Christ, your Lord and your Re- 
deemer. 

2. For behold, I speak unto 
you with sharpness and with 
power, for mine arm is over all 
the earth. 

3. And I will tell you that 
which no man knoweth save me 
and thee alone — 

4. For many times you have 
desired of me to know that which 



d, see e, sec. 6. e, see f, sec. 6. f, 20:26. 24:5, 6. 26:7. 28:1. 33:8, 9. 
34:10. 35:18—20. 36:2, 3. 39:6. 42:13—16. 85:6. 88:137. 90:14. 100:5—8. 
124:97 John 16:13. Acts 1:8. g, see Testimony of Three Witnesses, Book of 
Mormon. h. see h, sec. 6. 1, 1:23. 18:26. 19:27. 20:9. 21:12. 32:1, 2. 
85:12,17. 38:33. 39:11. 90:9. 107:34. 112:4. 133:8. Sec. 15: a, see h, sec. 3. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 16, 17. 



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SECTION 16. 

ReveIiAtion given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Peter 
Whitmer, Jim., at Fayette, New York, June, 1829. See heading to 
Section 14. Peter Whitmer, Jun., later became one of the Eight 
Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. 



1. Hearken, my servant Peter, 
and listen to the words of Jesus 
Christ, your Lord and your Re- 
deemer. 

2. For behold, I speak unto 
you with sharpness and with 
power, for mine arm is over all 
the earth. 

3. And I will tell you that 
which no man knoweth save me 
and thee alone — 

4. For many times you have 
desired of me to know that which 
would be of the most worth unto 
you. 



5. Behold, blessed are you for 
this thing, and for speaking my 
words which I have given unto 
you according to my command- 
ments. 

6. And now, behold, I say 
unto you, that the thing which 
will be of the most worth unto 
you will be to "declare repentance 
unto this people, that you may 
bring souls unto me, that you may 
rest with them in the kingdom of 
my Father. Amen. 



SECTION 17. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Oliver 
Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris, at Fayette, New York, 
June, 1829, prior to their viewing the engraved plates that contained 
the Book of Mormon record. Joseph and his scribe, Oliver Cowdery, 
had learned from the translation of certain passages on the Book of 
Mormon plates that three special witnesses- would be designated. See 
Ether 5:2-4; also 2 Nephi 11:3, and 27:12. Oliver Cowdery, David 
Whitmer and Martin Harris were moved upon by an inspired desire 
to be the three special witnesses. The Prophet inquired of the Lord, 
and this revelation was given in answer, through the TJrim and Thum- 
mim. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 52. The three condi- 
tionally promised that they shall be permitted to view not only the 
plates but also other sacred relics of Book of Mormon record — Only 
by faith like unto that of the prophets of old can thetf be thus privi- 
leged — They to testify of what they shall see — Joseph Smith's solemn 
avowals to be supported-— The Lord declares that as he lives the trans- 
lation is true. 

1. Behold, I say unto you, that 
you must rely upon my word, 
which if you do with full pur- 



pose of heart, you shall have a 
°view of the plates, and also of 
the ^breastplate, the c sword of 



a, see h, sec. 3. Sec. 17: a, 5:15. Testimony of Three Witnesses, Book of 
Mormon. 2 Ne. 11:3. Eth. 5:4. b, P. of O. P., Writings of Joseph Smith, 2:35, 
52, 69. c, 1 Ne. 4:9. 2 Ne. 5:14. Jac. 1:10. Mos. 1:16. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 18. 



Laban, the d Urim and Thummim, 
which were given to the brother 
of Jared upon the mount, when 
he talked, with the Lord face to 
face, and the 'miraculous direc- 
tors which were given to Lehi 
while in the wilderness, on the 
borders of the Red Sea. 

2. And it is by your faith that 
you shall obtain a view of them, 
even by that faith which was had 
by the prophets of old. 

3. And after that you have ob- 
tained faith, and have seen them 
with your eyes, you shall testify 
of them, by the power of God; 

4. And this you shall do that 
my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., 
may not be destroyed, that I may 
bring about my righteous pur- 
poses unto the children of men 
in this work. 

5. And ye shall testify that 
you have- seen them, even as my 
servant Joseph Smith, Jun., has 



seen them; for it is by my power 
that he has seen them, and it is 
because he had faith. 

6. And he 'has translated the 
book, even that part which I have 
commanded him, and as your 
Lord and your God liveth it is 
true. 

7. Wherefore, you have re- 
ceived the same power, and the 
same faith, and the same gift like 
unto him; 

8. And if you do these last 
commandments of mine, which I 
have given you, 'the gates of hell 
shall not prevail against you; for 
my grace is sufficient for you, and 
you shall be *lif ted up at the last 
day. 

9. And I, Jesus Christ, your 
Lord and your God, have spoken 
it unto you, that I might bring 
about my righteous purposes unto 
the children of men. Amen. 



SECTION 18. 



Revelation to Joseph Smith the Prophet, Oliver Cowdery and 
David Whitmer, given at Fayette, New York, June, 1829: Making 
known the calling of Twelve Apostles in these last days; and also con- 
taining instructions relative to building up the Church of Christ accord' 
ing to the fulness of the Gospel. When the Aaronic Priesthood was 
conferred, the bestowal of the Melchizedek Priesthood was promised. 
See heading to Section 13. In response to fervent supplication for 
greater knowledge on the matter the Lord gave this revelation. See 

History of the Church, vol. 1, pp. 60-64. Diligence enjoined — 

Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer called with the calling of Paul 
the Apostle of old — The value of souls emphasized — The great joy 
attending conversion of souls to the Gospel of Christ — The calling of 
twelve to assist in the ministry foreshadowed-— The Twelve, here called 
disciples but later named Apostles, to be chosen from among those who 
desire to take upon them the name of Christ with full purpose of 
heart — Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer commissioned to search 
out the Twelve. 

d, 10:1. 17:1. 130:3, 9. Om. 20 — 22. Mos. 8:13 — 19. 21:27, 28. 28:11—20. 
Al. 37:21—26. Eth. 3:23, 28. 4:5. Ex. 28:30. Lev. 8:8. Deut. 33:8. Ezra 2:63. 
Neh. 7:65. e, 1 Ne. 16:10, 16, 26 — 30. 18:12, 21. 2 Ne. 5:12. Al. 37:38—47. 
f. see 1, sec. 1. ff, see 1, sec. 10. h, see u, sec. 6. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 18. 



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1. Now, behold, because of the 
thing which you, my servant 
Oliver Cowdery, have desired to 
know of me, I give unto you these 
words: 

2. Behold, I have manifested 
unto you, by my Spirit in many 
instances, that the things which 
you have written are true; where- 
fore you know that they are true. 

3. And if you know that they 
are true, behold, I give unto you 
a commandment, that you rely 
upon the things which are writ- 
ten; 

4. For in them are all things 
written concerning the founda- 
tion of °my church, my 6 gospel, 
and my rock. 

5. Wherefore, if you shall build 
up my church, upon the founda-' 
tion of my gospel and my rock, 
the c gates of hell shall not pre- 
vail against you. 

6. Behold, the world is ripen- 
ing in iniquity; and it must needs 
be that the children of men are 
stirred up unto repentance, both 
the Gentiles and also the house 
of Israel. 

7. Wherefore, as thou hast 
been baptized by the hands of 
my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., 
according to that which I have 
commanded him, he hath fulfilled 
the thing which I commanded 
him. 

8. And now, marvel not that 
I have called him unto mine own 
purpose, which purpose is known 
in me; wherefore, if he shall be 
diligent in keeping my command- 
ments he shall be blessed unto 



eternal life; and his name is 
Joseph. 

9. And now, Oliver Cowdery, 
I speak unto you, and also unto 
David Whitmer, by the way of 
commandment; for, behold, I 
command all men everywhere to 
repent, and I speak unto you, 
even as unto Paul mine apostle, 
for you are called even with that 
same calling with which he was 
called. 

10. Remember the worth of 
souls is great in the sight of God; 

11. For, behold, the Lord your 
Redeemer suffered death in the 
flesh; wherefore he suffered the 
e pain of all men, that all men 
might repent and come unto him. 

12. And he hath risen again 
from the dead, that he might 
bring all men unto him, on con- 
ditions of 'repentance. 

13. And how great is his joy 
in the soul that repenteth! 

14. Wherefore, you are called 
to cry repentance unto this peo- 
ple. 

15. And if it so be that you 
should labor all your days in cry- 
ing repentance unto this people, 
and bring, save it be one soul unto 
me, how great shall be your joy 
with him in the kingdom of my 
Father! 

16. And now, if your joy will 
be great with one soul that you 
have brought unto me into the 
kingdom of my Father, how great 
will be your joy if you should 
bring many souls unto me! 

17. Behold, you have my 'gos- 
pel before you, and my rock, and 
my salvation. 



a, see a, sec. 1. b, 18:4, 5, 17, 26, 28, 32. 19:27. 20:9. 24:12. 25:1. 27:5, 

13, 16. 28:8, 16. 29:4. 30:5, 9. 32:1. 33:2, 12. 34:5. 35:12, 15, 17, 23. 36:1, 5. 
87:2. 39:5, 6, 11, 18. 42:6, 11, 12, 39. 45:28. 49:1 — 4. 50:14, 17—27. 52:9, 10. 
63:3,4. 67:10. 68:46,47,63,64. 60:13—15. 66:5—13. 68:8—12. 71:1—4. 76:14 — 
70, 101. 77:8. 80:1—5. 81:2—7. 84:19, 26, 27, 60 — 120. 88:77—85, 99, 103, 104. 
90:10, 11. 93:51. 99:1 — 8. 101:39. 106:2. 107:25, 35. 108:6. 109:65. 111:12—16. 
112:19 — 21, 28—34. 118:3, 4. 124:2—11, 88. 128:19. 133:36—39, 57. 134:12. 
135:9. c, see 1, sec. 10. e, 19:18. Isa. 53:4, 5. 2 Ne. 9:5, 7, 21. Mos. 3:7, 14. 
15:10. A1. 7:11 — 13. 11:40. 22:14. 34:8—15. He. 14:15—17. 3 Ne. 9:22. 11:11. 

14, 16. 27:14, 15. Morm. 9:13, 14. f, see h, sec. 3. g, see b, sec. 18. 



26 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 18. 



18. *Ask the Father in my 
name, in faith believing that you 
shall receive, and you shall have 
the *Holy Ghost, which manifest- 
eth all things which are expedient 
unto the children of men. 

19. And if you have not faith, 
hope, and charity, you can do 
nothing. 

2 0. Contend against no church, 
save it be the i church of the devil. 

21. Take upon you the *name 
of Christ, and speak the truth in 
soberness. 

22. And as many as 'repent 
and are m baptized in my name, 
which is Jesus Christ, and endure 
to the end, the same shall be 
saved. 

23. Behold, Jesus Christ is the 
name which is given of the Fa- 
ther, and there is none other 
name given whereby man can be 
saved; 

24. Wherefore, all men must 
take upon them the name which 
is given of the Father, for in that 
name shall they be "called at the 
last day; 

25. Wherefore, if they know 
not the name by which they are 
called, they cannot have place in 
the kingdom of my Father. 

26. And now, behold, there are 
others who are called to declare 
my gospel, °both unto Gentile and 
unto Jew; 

27. Yea, even 'twelve; and the 
Twelve shall be my disciples, and 
they shall take upon them my 
name; and the Twelve are they 
who shall desire to take upon 
them my name with full purpose 
of heart. 

28. And if they desire to take 



upon them my name with full 
purpose of heart, they are called 
to «go into all the world to preach 
my gospel unto every creature. 

29. And they are they who are 
ordained of me to 'baptize in my 
name, according to that which is 
written; 

30. And you have that which 
is written before you; wherefore, 
you must perform it according to 
the words which are written. 

31. And now I speak unto you, 
the Twelve — Behold, my grace is 
sufficient for you; you must walk 
uprightly before me and sin not. 

32. And, behold, you are they 
who are ordained of me to 'ordain 
priests and teachers; to declare 
my gospel, according to the power 
of the Holy Ghost which is in 
you, and according to the call- 
ings and gifts of God unto men; 

33. And I, Jesus Christ, your 
Lord and your God, have spoken 
it. 

34. These words are not of 
men nor of man, but of me; 
wherefore, you shall testify they 
are of me and not of man; 

35. For it is my voice which 
speaketh them unto you ; for they 
are given by my Spirit unto you, 
and by my power you can read 
them one to another; and save 
it were by my power you could 
not have them; 

36. Wherefore, you can testify 
that you have heard my voice, 
and know my words. 

37. And now, behold, I give 
unto you, Oliver Cowdery, and 
also unto David Whitmer, that 
you shall search out the Twelve, 
who shall have the desires of 
which I have spoken; 



h, see c, sec. 4. !, see m, sec. 5. * J, 10:56. 1 Ne. 13:5, 6, 26, 28, 32, 34. 
14:3,9 — 17. k,Mos. 5:9 — 14. 26:18,24. Al. 5:38. 34:38. 3 Ne. 27:5 — 9. Morm. 
8:38. 1, see h, sec. 3. m, see 1, sec. 5. n, see k. o, ver. 6. 19:27. 21:12. 
•0:8, 9. 107:33. 112:4. 1 Ne. 13:42. Eth. 13:12. p, vers. 28, 31 — 36. 20:38 — 
44. 84:63. 64. 95:4. 107:23—25. 112:1, 14, 21. Sec. 118. 124:127 — 130. 
q, 107:23, 24, 33, 35, 38, 39, 58. 112:1, 14, 21. Sec. 118. 124:127—130. r, see 1, 
sec. 5. s, 20:39, 60. Moro. 3:1—4. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 19. 



27 



38. And by their desires and 
their works you shall know them. 

39. And when you have found 
them you shall show these things 
unto them. 

40. And you shall fall down 
and worship the Father in my 
name. 

41. And you must preach unto 
the world, saying: You must 're- 
pent and be "baptized, in the 
name of Jesus Christ; 

42. For all men must repent 
and be baptized, and not only 
men, but women, and children 
who have arrived at the 'years 
of accountability. 

43. And now, after that you 
have received this, you must keep 
my commandments in all things; 



44. And by your hands I will 
work a •'marvelous work among 
the children of men, unto the 
convincing of many of their sins, 
that they may come unto repen- 
tance, and that they may come 
unto the kingdom of my Father. 

45. Wherefore, the blessings 
which I give unto you are 'above 
all things. 

46. And after that you have 
received this, if you keep not my 
commandments you cannot be 
saved in the kingdom of my Fa- 
ther. 

47. Behold, I, Jesus Christ, 
your Lord and your God, and 
your Redeemer, by the power of 
my Spirit have spoken it. Amen. 



SECTION 19. 



A Commandment of God, and not of man, revealed through Joseph 
Smith the Prophet, to Martin Harris, at Manchester, New York, March, 

1830, by him who is Eternal. *- Christ affirms his omnipotence — 

Declares that punishment and suffering are inevitable consequences of 
unrepented sins — Explains the signification of endless torment and 
eternal damnation — Reaffirms the actuality of his own suffering in the 
flesh — Emphasizes the necessity of prayer — Gives specific commandment 
to Martin Harris. 



1. I am Alpha and Qmega, 
Christ the Lord; yea, even I am 
he, the beginning and the end, 
the Redeemer of the world. 

2. I, having accomplished and 
finished the will of him whose I 
am, even the Father, concerning 
me — having done this that I 
might subdue all things unto my- 
self — 

3. Retaining "all power, even 
to the ^destroying of Satan and 
his works at the end of the world, 
and the last great day of Judg- 



ment, which I shall pass upon 
the inhabitants thereof, judging 
every man according to his works 
and the deeds which he hath done. 

4. And surely every man must 
c repent or suffer, for I, God, am 
'endless. 

5. Wherefore, I revoke not the 
judgments which I shall pass, but 
woes shall go forth, 'weeping, 
wailing and gnashing of teeth, 
yea, to those who are found on 
my left hand. 

6. Nevertheless, it is not writ- 



t, see h, sec. 3. u, see 1, sec. 5. v, 20:71. 29:47. 68:25 — 27. Moro. 
8:11 — 20. w, see a, sec. 4. x, 76:92. 88:29. 1 Cor. 15:40. Sec. 19: a, 20:24. 
49:6. 63:59. 93:16, 17. 109:77. Matt. 28:18. Eph. 1:20 — 22. Phil. 2:9 — 11. 
Rev. 17:14. b, 29:27 — 30, 44, 45. 88:111 — 115. 1 John 3:8. c, see h, sec. 3. 
d. vers. 10, 12. P. of G. P., Moses 1:3. e, 29:15—20. 101:91. 112:24. 124:8. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 19. 



ten that there shall be no end 
to this torment, but It is written 
f endless torment. 

7. Again, it is written "eternal 
damnation; wherefore it is more 
express than other scriptures, 
that it might work upon the 
hearts of the children of men, 
altogether for my name's glory. 

8. Wherefore, I will explain 
unto you this mystery, for it is 
meet unto you to know even as 
mine apostles. 

9. I speak unto you that are 
chosen in this thing, even as one, 
that you may enter into my rest. 

10. For, behold, the mystery 
of godliness, how great is it! 
For, behold, I am endless, and 
the punishment which is given 
from my hand is "endless punish- 
ment, for Endless is my name. 
Wherefore — 

11. * Eternal punishment is 
God's punishment. 

12. 'Endless punishment is 
God's punishment. 

13. Wherefore, I command you 
to repent, and keep the com- 
mandments which you have re- 
ceived by the hand of my servant 
Joseph Smith, Jun., in my name; 

14. And it is by my almighty 
power that you have received 
them; 

15. Therefore I command you 
to repent — repent, lest I smite 
you by the rod of my mouth, and 
by my wrath, and by my anger, 
and your sufferings be sore — how 
sore you know not, how exquisite 
you know not, yea, how hard to 
bear you know not. 

16. For behold, I, God, *have 
suffered these things for all, that 
they might not suffer if they 
would repent; 



17. But if they would not re- 
pent they must suffer even as I; 

18. Which suffering caused 
myself, even God, the greatest of 
all, to tremble because of pain, 
and to 'bleed at every pore, and 
to suffer both body and spirit— 
and would that I might not drink 
the bitter cup, and shrink — 

19. Nevertheless, glory be to 
the Father, and I partook and fin- 
ished my preparations unto the 
children of men. 

20. Wherefore, I command you 
again to repent, lest I humble you 
with my almighty power; and 
that you confess your sins, lest 
you suffer these punishments of 
which I have spoken, of which in 
the smallest, yea, even in the 
least degree you have tasted at 
the time I withdrew my Spirit. 

21. And I command you that 
you preach naught but repent- 
ance, and show not these things 
unto the world until it is wisdom 
in me. 

22. For they cannot m bear 
meat now, but milk they must re- 
ceive; wherefore, they must not 
know these things, lest they per- 
ish. 

23. Learn of me, and listen to 
my words; walk in the meekness 
of my Spirit, and you shall have 
peace in me. 

24. I am Jesus Christ; I came 
by the will of the Father, and I 
do his will. 

25. And again, I command thee 
that thou shalt not "covet thy 
neighbor's wife; nor seek thy 
neighbor's life. 

26. And again, I command thee 
that thou shalt not covet thine 
own property, but impart it freely 
to the printing of the Book of 



f, vers. 7, 10 — 12. 29:44. 43:33. 63:17. 76:33, 44, 45, 48. 78:12. 82:21. 
104:9,18. Mark 9:44. Mos. 2:38. Al. 5:52. Morm. 9:5. g, vers. 10, 11. 29:44. 

76:44. h, vers. 11, 12. 29:44. 76:44. i f ver. 10. P. of G. P., Moses 1:3. 
J, ver. 10. P. of Q. P., Moses 1:3.* k, see e, sec. 18. 1, see e, sec. 18. Luke 
22:44. m, 41:6. 50:40. 78:17, 18. 1 Cor. 3:1, 2. Heb. 5:12, 13. n, 42:24, 80. 

66:10. 132:41. 63. Ex. 20:17. 1 Cor. 7:2—4. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 20. 



29 



Mormon, which contains the truth 
and the word of God — 

27. Which is my "word to the 
Gentile, that soon it may go to 
the Jew, of whom the Lamanites 
are a "remnant, that they may be- 
lieve the gospel, and look not for 
a Messiah to come who has al- 
ready come. 

28. And again, I command thee 
that thou shalt pray vocally as 
well as in thy heart; yea, before 
the world as well as in secret, in 
public as well as in private. 

29. And thou shalt declare 
«glad tidings, yea, publish it upon 
the mountains, and upon every 
high place, and among every peo- 
ple that thou shalt be permitted 
to see. 

30. And thou shalt do it with 
all humility, trusting in me, re- 
viling not against revilers. 

31. And of tenets thou shalt 
not talk, but thou shalt declare 
'repentance and faith on the 
Savior, and 'remission of sins by 
baptism and by 'fire, yea, even 
the Holy Ghost. 

32. Behold, this is a great and 
the last commandment which I 
shall give unto you concerning 
this matter; for this shall suffice 
for thy daily walk, even unto the 
end of thy life. 



33. And misery thou shalt re- 
ceive if thou wilt slight these 
counsels, yea, even the destruc- 
tion of thyself and property. 

34. Impart a portion of thy 
property, yea, even part of thy 
lands, and all save the support of 
thy family. 

35. Pay the debt thou hast con- 
tracted with the printer. Release 
thyself from bondage. 

36. Leave thy house and home, 
except when thou shalt desire to 
see thy family; 

37. And speak freely to all; 
yea, preach, exhort, declare the 
truth, even with a loud voice, 
with a sound of rejoicing, crying 
— Hosanna, hosanna, blessed be 
the name of the Lord God ! 

38. "Pray always, and I will 
pour out my Spirit upon you, and 
great shall be your blessing — yea, 
even more than if you should ob- 
tain treasures of earth and cor- 
ruptibleness to the extent thereof. 

39. Behold, canst thou read 
this without rejoicing and lifting 
up thy heart for gladness? 

40. Or canst thou run about 
longer as a blind guide? 

41. Or canst thou be humble 
and meek, and conduct thyself 
wisely before me? Yea, come 
unto me thy Savior. Amen. 



SECTION 20. 



Revelation on Church Organization and Government, given 
through Joseph Smith the Prophet, April, 1830. Preceding his record 
of this revelation the Prophet wrote: We obtained of him [Jesus 
Christ] the following, by the spirit of prophecy and revelation; which 
not only gave us much information, but also pointed out to us the 
precise day upon which, according to his will and commandment, we 
should proceed to organize his Church once more here upon the 

earth. The Lord again attests the genuineness of the Book of 

Mormon — He gives commandment respecting baptism — Defines the 

o, see o, sec. 18. p, Om. 14 — 19. Mos. 25:2 — 4. Al. 22:30 — 32. He. 6:10. 
8:21. q, see b, sec. 18. r, see h, sec. 3. s, see h, sec. 3. t, see m, sec. 5. 
n, see c, sec. 4. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 20. 



functions of the several offices in the Priesthood — Specifies the duties 
of members — Prescribes the mode of baptism, and of administering the 
sacrament of bread and wine — Directs the keeping of records of Church 
membership. 



1. The "rise of the Church of 
Christ in these last days, being 
*one thousand eight hundred and 
thirty years since the coming of 
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 
in the flesh, it being regularly 
organized and established agree- 
able to the laws of our country, 
by the will and commandments of 
God, in the fourth month, and on 
the 'sixth day of the month which 
is called April — 

2. Which commandments were 
given to Joseph Smith, Jun., who 
was called of God, and ordained 
an d apostle of Jesus Christ, to be 
the first elder of this church; 

3. And to Oliver Cowdery, who 
was also called of God, an 'apostle 
of Jesus Christ, to be the second 
elder of this church, and ordained 
under his hand; 

4. And this according to the 
grace of our Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory, 
both now and forever. Amen. 

5. After it was truly mani- 
fested unto this first elder that he 
had received a remission of his 
Bins, he was entangled again in 
the vanities of the world; 

6. But after repenting, and 
humbling himself sincerely, 
through faith, God ministered 
unto him by an 'holy angel, whose 
countenance was as lightning, and 
whose garments were pure and 
white above all other whiteness; 

7. And gave unto him com- 
mandments which inspired him; 

8. And gave him power from 



on high, by the "means which 
were before prepared, to trans- 
late the Book of Mormon; 

9. Which contains a record of 
a fallen people, and the "fulness 
of the gospel of Jesus Christ to 
the Gentiles and to the Jews also; 

10. Which was given by in- 
spiration, and is confirmed to 
'others by the ministering of 
angels, and is declared unto the 
world by them — 

11. Proving to the world that 
the holy scriptures are true, and 
that God does inspire men and 
call them to his holy work in 
this age and generation, as well 
as in generations of old; 

12. Thereby showing that he 
is the 'same God yesterday, today, 
and forever. Amen 

13. Therefore, having so great 
witnesses, by them shall the world 
be judged, even as many as shall 
hereafter come to a knowledge 
of this work. 

14. And those who receive it 
in faith, and work righteousness, 
shall receive a crown of eternal 
life; 

15. But those who harden their 
hearts in unbelief, and reject it, 
it shall turn to their own condem- 
nation — 

16. For the Lord God has 
spoken it; and we, the elders of 
the church, have *heard and bear 
witness to the words of the glori- 
ous Majesty on high, to whom be 
glory forever and ever. Amen. 

17. By these things we 'know 



a, see a, sec. 1. 3 Ne. 27:2 — 7. b, A. D. 1830. 21:3. c, 21:3. d, 1:14. 
18:9. 20:2, 3. 21:1, 10. 27:12. 29:10, 12. 62:36. 63:21, 52. 64:39. 66:2. 84:63, 
64, 108. 95:4. 107:23, 33, 35. 112:12—16, 21, 30. 124:127—129, 139. 133:55. 
136:37. Luke 6:13. 3 Ne. 12:1. e, see d. f, ver. 35. See k, sec. 6; and d, 
sec. 7. ur, see d, sec. 17. h, see b, sec. 18. 1, see f, sec. 5. J, ver. 17. 
8:12. 35:1. 38:1 — 4. 39:1. 68:6. 76:4. k, ver. 36. 29:1. 36:3. 39:19. 109:79. 
128:21. 130:14. 1, 5:11—14, 25, 26. 76:22, 23. 88:49. 93:11 — 17. 110:2. fc. 
121:28. 128:23. 133:3. Deut. 4:39. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 20. 



31 



that there is a God in heaven, 
who is infinite and eternal, from 
•"everlasting to everlasting the 
same unchangeable God, the 
framer of heaven and earth, and 
all things which are in them; 

18. And that he created man, 
male and female, after his "own 
image and in his own likeness, 
created he them; 

19. And gave unto them com- 
mandments that they should love 
and serve him, the only living 
and true God, and that he should 
be the only . being whom they 
should worship. 

20. But by the transgression 
of these holy laws man became 
sensual and devilish, and became 
fallen man. 

21. Wherefore, the Almighty 
God gave his Only Begotten Son, 
as it is written in those scrip- 
tures which have been given of 
him. 

22. He suffered temptations 
but gave no heed unto them. 

23. He was "crucified, died, and 
'rose again the third day; 

24. And ascended into heaven, 
to sit down on the right hand of 
the Father, to reign with al- 
mighty power according to the 
will of the Father; 

25. That as many as would 
^believe and be r baptized in his 
holy name, and endure in faith to 
the end, should be saved — 

26. Not only those who be- 
lieved after he came in the 'merid- 
ian of time, in the flesh, but all 
those from the beginning, even 
as many as were before he came, 



who believed in the words of the 
holy prophets, who spake as they 
were 'inspired by the gift of the 
Holy Ghost, who truly testified 
of him in all things, should have 
eternal life, 

27. As well as those who should 
come after, who should believe in 
the "gifts and callings of God by 
the Holy Ghost, which 'beareth 
record of the Father and of the 
Son; 

28. Which Father, Son, and 
Holy Ghost are "'one God, 'infinite 
and eternal, without end. Amen. 

29. And we "know that all men 
must repent and believe on the 
name of Jesus Christ, and wor- 
ship the Father in his name, and 
endure in faith on his name to 
the end, or they cannot be saved 
in the kingdom of God. 

30. And we *know that justi- 
fication, through the grace of our 
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is 
just and true; 

31. And we 2a know also, that 
sanctification through the grace 
of our Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ is just and true, to all 
those who love and serve God 
with all their mights, minds, and 
strength. 

32. But there is a possibility 
that man may 2ft fall from grace 
and depart from the living God; 

33. Therefore let the church 
take heed and pray always, lest 
they fall into temptation; 

34. Yea, and even let those 
who are sanctified take heed also. 

35. And we 2c know that these 
things are true and according to 



m, 29:33. 80:1. 61:1. 76:4. 88:6 — 13. 93:8 — 10. Deut. 32:40. Ps. 90:2. 
102:26, 27. 146:10. Heb. 13:8. P. of G. P., Moses 6:66, 67. n, Gen. 1:26, 27. 
P. of G. P., Moses 2:27. 6:7. Abraham 4:26, 27. Eth. 3:16. o, 18:11. 21:9. 
34:3. 35:2. 45:4, 52. 76:41. p, 18:12. 45:52. 133:55. Acts 10:40. 1 Cor. 
15:3, 4. q, 19:23, 24, 31. 20:29. 34:3, 4. 35:2. 38:4. 42:1. 45:5, 8. 49:5, 12. 
76:51. 84:74, 89. 112:29. r, see !, sec. 5. s, 39:3. P. of G. P., Moses 6:57, 62. 
7:46. t, 6:10— 12. 8:2 — 4. 11:10 — 21. 18:33 — 35. 20:10,11. 21:2. 24:5. 111:8. 
124:4, 5. n, ver. 60. 5:31. 6:10 — 13, 27, 28. 8:4 — 8. 10:2, 18. 11:10. 14:7. 
18:32. 36:5. 46:27. 136:37. v, 1:39. 42:17. 76:23, 25. 1 John 5:8. w, 
85:2. Deut. 6:4. 1 Cor. 8:4 — 6. 2 Ne. 31:21. Al. 11:44. 3 Ne. 11:27, 28, 36. 
28:10. Morm. 7:7. x, 20:12, 17. 29:1, 33. 38:1. 39:1. 45:7. 76:4. 121:32. 
y, see 1. z, see 1. 2a, see 1. 2b, 85:2, 11. 130:23. Heb. 6:4 — 6. 2c see 1. 



32 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 20. 

the revelations of John, neither Ghost, according to the scrip- 
padding to, nor diminishing from tures; 

the prophecy of his book, the holy 42. And to teach, expound, ex- 
scriptures, or the revelations of hort, baptize, and watch over the 
God which shall come hereafter church; 

by the gift and power of the Holy 43. And to confirm the church 

Ghost, the voice of God, or the Dy tne laying on of the hands, 

ministering of angels. and tne giving of the Holy Ghost; 

36. And the Lord God has 4 4 And to take the lead of all 
spoken it; and honor, power and me ?5* n |2: , , . „ « 
glory be rendered to his holy * 5 - T1 J? elders *7 e to conduct 
name, both now and ever. Amen, the meetings as they are "led 

37. And again, by way of *<com- £ tne Holy Ghost, according to 
mandment to the church concern- £ e commandments and revela- 
ing the manner of baptism — All tlons . SL'f ?: « ♦, " *j A * t * 
those who humble themselves be- ^J^IJ^^"^^^ 
fore God, and desire to be bap- l^^J^\^°^\J^ ^l 
tized, and come forth with broken *** * aD tl + ze ' and administer the 
hearts and contrite spirits, and sac /,? m f {"• ... + . . liM1 ,- oMl 
witness before the church that 47. And visit the house of each 

they have truly repented of all ™ m ^'*2^ 

their sins and are willinsr to take vocally and in secret and attend 

upon the* ^ the nlme^f^/esus t0 f" ^"W^ ftl „ nr , Aln 
Christ, having a determination to oth 4 £ ^ es ts teachers and dSl° 
serve him to the end, and truly °™* P rlests ' teacners, ana dea 

manifest by their works that they A \ . „,, »,„ ,„ + . +ot . 41wv ,.„,, 
have received of the Spirit of *»• fff* he *l*° ^rl J^ n 
Christ unto the remission of their al d e?^2Sf 

into W 8 al C 1 h b U e rch CeIVed by baPUBm 5 °- But wn ' en there ls an elder 

«o mi. i * s x-u ijf present, he is only to preach, 

38. The duty of the elders, teach expound, exhort, and bap- 
priests, teachers, deacons, and ^ ze 

members of the church of Christ— B \ And visit the houge of each 

An ■'apostle is an elder, and it mem ber, exhorting them to pray 

is his calling to ^baptize; vocally and in secret and attend 

39. And to 2 *ordain other eld- t0 all family duties. 

ers, priests, teachers, and dea- 52. i n all these duties the 
cons; priest is to 2n assist the elder if 

40. And to administer 2< bread occasion requires. 

and wine — the emblems of the 53. The teacher's duty is to 

flesh and blood of Christ — 2o watch over the church always, 

41. And to 2 'confirm those who and be with and strengthen them; 
are baptized into the church, by 54. And see that there is no 
the laying on of hands for the iniquity in the church, neither 
baptism of fire and the Holy hardness with each other, neither 

2d, 68:34. 93:24, 25. 124:120. Rev. 22:18. 19. 2e, 15:6. 16:6. 18:27. 
20:72. 33:11. 49:12, 13. 76:51, 52. 84:76. 2f, vers. 2, 3, 5, 16. 21:1, 11, 12. 
105:27. 2gr, see 1, sec. 5. 2h, 18:32. 107:58. 2i, vers. 68. 69, 75 — 79. 

27:2—5. 3 Ne. 18:1 — 11. 20:3 — 9. Matt. 26:26—28. 1 Cor. 11:23 — 26. 2J f ver. 

43. 33:11. 14, 15. 35:6. 39:6, 23. 52:10. 53:3. 55:1 — 3. 68:25. 2k, 46:2. 
1 Ne. 13:37. Moro. 3:4. 6:9. 21, vers. 46 — 52. 84:111. 107:20,61. 2n, 107:5, 
14. 2o, 84:111. 




VI 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 20. 



33 



lying, backbiting, nor evil speak- 
ing; 

55. And see that the church 
meet together often, and also see 
that all the members do their 
duty. 

56. And he is to take the lead 
of meetings in the absence of the 
elder or priest — 

57. And is to be "assisted al- 
ways, in all his duties in the 
church, by the deacons, if occa- 
sion requires. 

58. But neither teachers nor 
deacons have authority to bap- 
tize, administer the sacrament, 
or lay on hands; 

59. They are, however, to 
warn, expound, exhort, and teach, 
and invite all to come unto Christ. 

60. Every elder, priest, teacher, 
or deacon is to be **ordained ac- 
cording to the gifts and callings 
of God unto him; and he is to be 
ordained by the "power of the 
Holy Ghost, which is in the one 
who ordains him. 

61. The several elders compos- 
ing this church of Christ are to 
meet in "conference once in three 
months, or from time to time as 
said conferences shall direct or 
appoint; 

62. And said conferences are 
to do whatever church business 
is necessary to be done at the 
time. 

63. The elders are to receive 
their * 'licenses from other elders, 
by *«vote of the church to which 
they belong, or from the con- 
ferences. 

64. Each priest, teacher, or 
deacon, who is ordained by a 
priest, may take a certificate 
from him at the time, which cer- 
tificate, when presented to an 



elder, shall entitle him to a "li- 
cense, which shall authorize him 
to perform the duties of his call- 
ing; or he may receive it from 
a conference. 

65. No person is to be ordained 
to any office in this church, where 
there is a regularly organized 
branch of the same, without the 
aw vote of that church; 

66. But the presiding elders, 
traveling bishops, high coun- 
cilors, high priests, and elders, 
may have the privilege of ordain- 
ing, where there is no branch of 
the church that a s 'vote may be 
called. 

67. Every president of the high 
priesthood (or presiding elder), 
bishop, high councilor, and high 
priest, is to be ordained by the 
Sy direction of a high council or 
general conference. 

68. The duty of the members 
after they are received by bap- 
tism. — The elders or priests are 
to have a sufficient time to ex- 
pound all things concerning the 
church of Christ to their under- 
standing, "previous to their par- 
taking of the Bacrament and being 
confirmed by the laying on of the 
hands of the elders, so that all 
things may be done in order. 

69. And the members shall 
manifest before the church, and 
also before the elders, by a godly 
walk and conversation, that they 
are worthy of it, that there may 
be works and faith agreeable to 
the holy scriptures — walking in 
holiness before the Lord. 

70. Every member of the 
church of Christ 8o having chil- 
dren is to bring them unto the 
elders before the church, who are 
to lay their hands upon them in 



2p, 84:111. 2q, 18:32. Moro. 3:1—4. 2r, 18:32. 
62, 81 — 83. 26:1. 28:10. 58:56 — 62. 2t, ver. 64. 
28:18. 88:34. 41:9. 51:12. 72:7. 104:64, 71, 72, 76. 
15:22, 26. 2v, ver. 63. 2w, see 2u. 2x, see 2u. 

107:22, 91, 92. 118:1. 2z, ver. 69. 46:4 — 6. 69:12. 



9:29. 



Moro. 3:1 — 4. 2s, vers. 
2d, vers. 65, 66. 26:2. 
124:144. Acts 1:23—26. 
2y, 68:15 — 21. 102:1—3. 
3 Ne. 18:28, 29. Morm. 



8m, Matt. 19:13 — 15. Mark 10:13—16. 3 Ne. 17:12 — 24. 26:14, 16. 



34 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 20. 



the name of Jesus Christ, and 
bless them in his name. 

71. No one can be received into 
the church of Christ unless he has 
arrived unto the 8 *years of ac- 
countability before God, and is 
capable of repentance. 

72. * c Baptism is to be admin- 
istered in the following manner 
unto all those who repent — 

73. The person who is called 
of God and has authority from 
Jesus Christ to baptize, shall go 
down into the water with the per- 
son who has presented himself or 
herself for baptism, and shall say, 
calling him or her by name : Hav- 
ing been commissioned of Jesus 
Christ, I baptize you in the name 
of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 

74. Then shall he immerse him 
or her in the water, and come 
forth again out of the water. 

75. It is expedient that the 
church "meet together often to 
partake of bread and wine in the 
remembrance of the Lord Jesus; 

76. And the elder or priest 
shall administer it ; and after this 
••manner shall he administer it — 
he shall kneel with the church 
and call upon the Father in 
solemn prayer, saying: 

77. O God, the Eternal Father, 
we ask thee in the name of thy 
Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and 
sanctify this bread to the souls 
of all those who partake of it, 
that they may eat in remem- 
brance of the body of thy Son, 
and witness unto thee, O God, 
the Eternal Father, that they are 
willing to take upon them the 
name of thy Son, and always re- 
member him and keep his com- 
mandments which he has given 
them ; that they may always have 



his Spirit to be with them. Amen. 

78. The * 'manner of adminis- 
tering the wine — he shall take the 
cup also, and say: 

79. O God, the Eternal Father, 
we ask thee in the name of thy 
Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and 
sanctify this wine to the souls 
of all those who drink of it, that 
they may do it in remembrance 
of the blood of thy Son, which 
was shed for them ; that they may 
witness unto thee, O God, the 
Eternal Father, that they do al- 
ways remember him, that they 
may have his Spirit to be with 
them. Amen. 

80. Any member of the church 
of Christ '"transgressing, or being 
overtaken in a fault, shall be 
dealt with as the scriptures di- 
rect. 

81. It shall be the duty of the 
several churches, composing the 
church of Christ, to send **one 
or more of their teachers to at- 
tend the several conferences held 
by the elders of the church, 

82. With a "list of the names 
of the several members uniting 
themselves with the church since 
the last conference; or send by 
the hand of some priest; so that 
a regular list of all the names of 
the whole church may be kept in 
a book by one of the elders, 
whomsoever the other elders 
shall appoint from time to time; 

83. And also, if any have been 
expelled from the church, so that 
their names may be 3 > blotted out 
of the general church record of 
names. 

84. All members removing 
from the church where they re- 
side, if going to a church where 
they are not known, may "Hake 
a letter certifying that they are 



3b, see v, sec. 18. 3c, see 1, sec. 5. 3d, 3 Ne. 18:1 — 14, 28 — 30. 20:8. 

Morm. 9:29. Moro. 6:6. 3e, Moro. 4:1 — 3. 3f, Moro. 5:1, 2. 3ff, 42:80, 81. 

Mos. 26:29—32. Matt. 18:15 — 17. 3h # vers. 61, 62. 31,85:3 — 5. 3J, 85:3— 
5. 11, 12. 3k, 72:17, 18, 19, 25, 26. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 21. 



35 



regular members and in good 
jtanding, which certificate may 
se signed by any elder or priest 
f the member receiving the let- 



ter is personally acquainted with 
the elder or priest, or it may be 
signed by the teachers or deacons 
of the church. 



SECTION 21. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Fayette, New 
York, April 6, 1830. This revelation was given at the organization of 
>he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the date named, 
n the home of Peter Whitmer, Sen. Six men, who had previously 
)een baptized, participated. By unanimous vote these expressed their 
lesire and determination to organize, according to the commandment 
)f God; see Section 20. They also voted to accept and sustain Joseph 
"Smith, Jun., and Oliver Cowdery as the presiding officers of the Church. 
With the laying on of hands, Joseph then ordained Oliver an Elder of 
he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and Oliver similarly 
irdained Joseph. After administration 6f the sacrament, Joseph and 
lliver laid hands upon the participants individually, for the bestowal 
tf the Holy Ghost, and for the confirmation of each as a member of 

he Church. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 75. Church 

ecords — The Lord manifests acceptance of the Church, and recognition 
f the presiding officers. 



1. Behold, there shall be a 
record kept among you; and in 
t thou shalt be called *a seer, a 
ranslator, a prophet, an apostle 
t Jesus Christ, an elder of the 
hurch through the will of God 
he Father, and the grace of your 
iord Jesus Christ, 

2. Being Inspired of the Holy 
Ihost to lay the foundation there- 
of, and to build it up unto the 
aost holy faith. 

3. Which 'church was organ- 
zed and established in the year 
\t your Lord 'eighteen hundred 
,nd thirty, in the fourth month, 
,nd on the sixth day of the month 
rhich is called April. 

4. Wherefore, meaning the 
hurch, thou shalt give heed unto 
ill his words and commandments 
vhich he shall give unto you as 



he receiveth them, walking in all 
holiness, before me; 

5. For his word ye shall re- 
ceive, as if from mine own mouth, 
in all. patience and faith. 

6. For by doing these things 
the d gates of hell shall not pre- 
vail against you; yea, and the 
Lord God will disperse the pow- 
ers of darkness from before you, 
and cause the heavens °to shake 
for your good, and his name's 
glory. 

7. For thus saith the Lord 
God: Him have I inspired to move 
the cause of 'Zion in mighty 
power for good, and his diligence 
I know, and his prayers I have 
heard. 

8. Yea, his weeping for 'Zion 
I have seen, and I will cause that 
he shall mourn for her no longer; 



a. 47:1, 3, 4. 69:3—8. 
:37. y, see a, sec. 1. 



36 

4. 43:18. 45:22, 48. 49:23. 

>ec. 6. g, see e, sec. 6. 



85:1. z, 107:92. 124:94, 125. b, ver. 7. 20:26. 
c. A. D. 1830. 20:1. jd, see 1, sec. 10. e, 29:23, 



84:118. 88:87. 133:40, 49. Joel 3:16. f, see e, 



36 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 22, 23. 



for his days of rejoicing are come 
unto the remission of his sins, 
and the, manifestations of my 
blessings upon his works. 

9. For, behold, I will bless all 
those who labor in my vineyard 
with a mighty blessing, and they 
shall believe on his words, which 
are given him through me by the 
Comforter, which manifesteth 
that Jesus was crucified by sin- 
ful men for the sins of the world, 
yea, for the remission of sins unto 
the contrite heart. 

10. Wherefore it behooveth me 



that he should be *ordained by 
you, Oliver Cowdery mine apos- 
tle; 

11. This being an ordinance 
unto you, that you are an elder 
under his hand, he being the first 
unto you, that you might be an 
elder unto this church of Christ, 
bearing my name — 

12. And the * first preacher of 
this church unto the church, and 
before the world, yea, before the 
'Gentiles; yea, and thus saith the 
Lord God, lo, lo! to the Mews 
also. Amen. 



SECTION 22. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to The 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was established 
in these last days, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and thirty. Given at Manchester, New York, April, 1830, in con- 
sequence of some who had previously been baptized desiring to unite 
with the Church without re-baptism. The indispensability of bap- 
tism in the way prescribed and through the authority given by the 
Lord is set forth. 



1. Behold, I say unto you that 
all °old covenants have I caused 
to be done away in this ihing; 
and this is a *new and an ever- 
lasting covenant, even that which 
was from the beginning. 

2. Wherefore, although a man 
should be baptized an hundred 
times it availeth him nothing, for 
you cannot enter in at the strait 



gate by the law of Moses, neither 
by your dead works. 

3. For it is because of your 
dead works that I have caused 
this c last covenant and this 
d church to be built up unto me, 
even as in days of old. 

4. Wherefore, enter ye in at 
the "gate, as I have commanded, 
and seek not to counsel your God. 
Amen. 



SECTION 23. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Man- 
chester, New York, April, 1830, to Oliver Cowdery, Hyrum Smith, 
Samuel H. Smith, Joseph Smith, Sen., and Joseph Knight, Sen. As 

h, see d, sec. 5. i, vers. 10, 11. 28:8. J, ver. 11. k, 28:8. 
Sxc. 22: a, Isa. 24:5, 6. Heb. 8:18. 8 Ne. 9:17. 12:46, 47. b, see k, sec. 1. 
c, see k, sec. 1. d, see a, -sec. 1. e, 5:16. 43:7. John 3:5. 2 Ne. 9:41. 31:9, 
17, 18. 33:9. Al. 37:44, 45. He. 8:29, 80. 3 Ne. 14:13, 14. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 24. 



37 



the result of earnest desire on the 
Prophet inquired of the Lord, and 

1. Behold, I speak unto you, 
Oliver, a few words. Behold, 
thou art blessed, and art under 
do condemnation. But beware of 
pride, lest thou shouldst enter 
Into temptation. 

2. Make known thy calling 
unto the church, and also before 
the world, and thy heart shall be 
opened to preach the truth from 
henceforth and forever. Amen. 

3. Behold, I speak unto you, 
Hyrum, a few words; for thou 
also art under no condemnation, 
and thy heart is opened, and thy 
"tongue loosed ; and thy calling is 
to exhortation, and to strengthen 
the church continually. Where- 
fore thy duty is unto the church 
forever, and this because of thy 
family. Amen. 

4. Behold, 1 speak a few words 
unto you, Samuel; for thou also 
art under no condemnation, and 
thy calling is to exhortation, and 



part of the five persons named, the 
received this revelation in response. 

to strengthen the church; and 
thou art not as yet called to 
preach before the world. Amen. 

5. Behold, I speak a few words 
unto you, Joseph; for thou also 
art under no condemnation, and 
thy calling also is to exhortation, 
and to strengthen the church; 
and this is thy duty from hence- 
forth and forever. Amen. 

6. Behold, I manifest unto you, 
Joseph Knight, by these words, 
that you must take up your cross, 
in the which you must *pray 
vocally before the world as well 
as in secret, and in your family, 
and among your friends, and in 
all places. 

7. And, behold, it is your duty 
to unite with the c true church, 
and give your language to exhor- 
tation continually, that you may 
receive the reward of the laborer. 
Amen. 



SECTION 24. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Oliver Cowdery, 
at Harmony, Pennsylvania, July, 1830. Though less than four months 
had elapsed since the Church was organized, persecution had become 
intense, and the leaders had to seek safety in partial seclusion. See 
History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 101. — ; — The Lord combines en- 
couragement with reproof — Gives individual commandments to Joseph 
and Oliver respectively. 



1. Behold, thou wast called 
and chosen to write the Book of 
Mormon, and to my ministry; and 
I have lifted thee up out of thine 
afflictions, and have counseled 
thee, that thou hast been de- 
livered from all thine enemies, 
and thou hast been delivered from 
the powers of Satan and from 
darkness! 



2. Nevertheless, thou art not 
excusable in thy transgressions; 
nevertheless, go thy way and sin 
no more. 

3. Magnify thine office; and 
after thou hast sowed thy fields 
and secured them, go speedily 
unto the church which is in Coles- 
ville, Fayette, and Manchester, 
and they shall support thee; and 



a, 3 Ne. 26:14, 16. b, 19:28. 20:47,61. 23:6. 81:3. Luke 18:1. Eph. 6:18. 

1 Thesa. 5:17. 1 Tim. 2:8. Al. 33:3 — 11. c r see a, sec. 1. 

4 



38 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 24. 

I will bless them both spiritually and night. And I will give unto 

and temporally ; him strength such as is not known 

4. But if they receive thee not, among men. 

I will send upon them a "cursing 13. "Require not miracles, ex- 

instead of a blessing. C ept I shall command you, except 

5. And thou shalt continue in casting out devils, healing the 
calling upon God in my name, and sick> and against poisonous ser- 

^!^ht e ^^V^^JI^\^ pents ' and against deadl * Poisons; 

given thee by the Comforter, and 14 A d th thines ve shall 

expounding all scriptures unto II mese inings ye snau 

the church not do ' exce Pt u be required of 

6. And it shall be given thee T£ *Z£™ W *Z^I% ft™ 

in the very moment what thou £? l^£^™^*2? tu } m li d l 

shalt speak and write, and they ** J° f^ffj** * 6 *** to that 

shall hear it, or I will send unto wn " n V* w , en \ * 

them a •cursing instead of a bless- 15 - ~ nd , ln whatsoever place 

j ng ye shall enter, and they receive 

7. For thou shalt devote all f ou not in i my . n * m ®» J e s naU 
thy service in 'Zion; and in this Jeave a cursing instead of a bless- 
thou shalt have strength. in *' ^ lasting off the dust of 

8. Be patient in afflictions, for y° ur feet against them as a testi- 
thou shalt have "many; but en- J? 011 ^ and cleansing your feet by 
dure them, for, lo, I am with thee, tn ? 7 a *[ B1 2 e - ,. „ 

even unto the end of thy days. **- ^nd u shall come to pass 

9. And in temporal labors thou i nat whosoever shall lay their 
shalt not have strength, for this nan <J s u P° n y° u °y violence, ye 
is not thy calling. Attend to thy sha11 command to be smitten in 
calling and thou shalt have where- m y name; and, behold, I will 
with to magnify thine office, and smite them according to your 
to expound all scriptures, and con- words, in mine own due time, 
tinue in 'laying on of the hands 17 - An d whosoever shall go to 
and confirming the churches. law with thee shall be cursed by 

10. And thy brother Oliver the law. 

shall continue in bearing my 18. And thou shalt take no 

name before the world, and also 'purse nor scrip, neither staves, 

to the church. And he shall not neither two coats, for the church 

suppose that he can say enough shall give unto thee in the very 

in my cause; and lo, I am with hour what thou needest for food 

him to the end. and for raiment, and for shoes 

11. In me he shall have glory, and for money, and for scrip, 
and not of himself, whether in 19. For thou art called to 
weakness or in strength, whether *prune my vineyard with a mighty 
in bonds or free; pruning, yea, even for the last 

12. And at all times, and in all time; yea, and also all those 
places, he shall open his mouth whom thou hast 'ordained, and 
and declare my "gospel as with they shall do even according to 
the voice of a trump, both day this pattern. Amen. 

a, vers. 6, 15. 75:19 — 22. 84:92 — 95. 99:4. 133:71-74. Gen. 12:3. Deut 

11:26. Matt. 10:14, 15. c, see a. d, see e, sec. 6. e, 98:23 — 27. 122:4. 

f, see 2j, sec. 20. g f see b, sec. 18. n, Matt. 12:39. John 4:48. 1, see a. 

3, 60:15. 75:18—22. 84:78 — 80. 86:89. Matt. 10:9, 10. Luke 10:4. k, 6:3, 4. 
11:3. 21:9. 31:4, 5. 33:3, 4. 39:17. 43:28. 71:4. 95:4. Jac. 5:61 — 74. 
1, 36:7. 50:13. 17, 26. 52:32. 90:11. 



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39 



SECTION 25. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, 

Pennsylvania, July, 1830. The word of the Lord directed to Emma 

Smith, the Prophet's wife — Her duties defined, and glorious possibilities 
of achievement set forth — The Lord's admonitions are applied to all. 



1. Hearken unto the voice of 
the Lord your God, while I speak 
unto you, Emma Smith, my 
daughter; for verily I say unto 
you, all those who receive my 
gospel are "sons and daughters in 
my kingdom. 

2. A revelation I give unto you 
concerning my will; and if thou 
art faithful and walk in the paths 
of virtue before me, I will pre- 
serve thy life, and thou shalt re- 
ceive an inheritance in *Zion. 

3. Behold, thy sins are for- 
given thee, and thou art an elect 
lady, whom I have called. 

4. Murmur not because of the 
things which thou hast not seen, 
for they are withheld from thee 
and from the world, which is wis- 
dom in me in a time to come. 

5. And the office of thy calling 
shall be for a comfort unto my 
servant, Joseph Smith, Jun., thy 
husband, in his afflictions, with 
consoling words, in the spirit of 
meekness. 

6. And thou shalt go with him 
at the time of his going, and be 
unto him for a scribe, while there 
is no one to be a scribe for him, 
that I may send my servant, 
Oliver Cowdery, whithersoever I 
will. 

7. And thou shalt be ordained 
under his hand to expound scrip- 
tures, and to exhort the church, 
according as it shall be given thee 
by my Spirit. 

8. For he shall lay his hands 
upon thee, and thou shalt receive 



the Holy Ghost, and thy time shall 
be given to writing, and to learn- 
ing much. 

9. And thou needest not fear, 
for thy husband shall support 
thee in the church ; for unto them 
is his calling, that all things 
might be revealed unto them, 
whatsoever I will, according to 
their faith. 

10. And verily I say unto thee 
that thou shalt lay aside the 
things of this world, and seek for 
the things of a better. 

11. And it shall be given thee, 
also, to make a Selection of 
sacred hymns, as it shall be given 
thee, which is pleasing unto me, 
to be had in my church. 

12. For my soul delighteth in 
the song of the heart; yea, the 
d song of the righteous is a prayer 
unto me, and it shall be answered 
with a blessing upon their heads. 

13. Wherefore, lift up thy 
heart and rejoice, and cleave unto 
the covenants which thou hast 
made. 

14. Continue in the spirit of 
meekness, and beware of pride. 
Let thy soul delight' in thy hus- 
band, and the glory which shall 
come upon him. 

15. Keep my commandments 
continually, and a crown of right- 
eousness thou shalt receive. And 
except thou do this, where I am 
you cannot come. 

16. And verily, verily, I say 
unto you, that this is my voice 
unto all. Amen. 



a, 11:30. 34:3. 35:2. 39:4. 42:52. 45:8. 50:41. 76:24,58. 121:7. b, see 
e, sec. 6. 38:19. 45:65. 62:2, 5, 42. 55:5. 57:5, 7, 8, 15. 58:17, 28, 36, 38, 40, 44, 
51, 53. 63:29, 31, 48, 49. 64:30. 70:16. 72:17. 85:1—3, 7, 9, 11. 99:7. 101:1, 6, 
18. 103:11,14. c, ver. 12. 128:22. 136:28. 1 Cor. 14:26. Eph. 5:19. Col. 3:16. 
d, see c. 



40 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 26, 27. 



SECTION 26. 

Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, Oliver Cowder% 

and John Whitmer, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, July, 1830. I* 

structions as to immediate duty — Reaffirmation of the principle of com' 
mon consent in Church affairs. 



1. Behold, I say unto you that 
you shall let your time be de- 
voted to the studying of the scrip- 
tures, and to preaching, and to 
confirming the church at Coles- 
ville, and to performing your 
labors on the land, such as is re- 
quired, until after you shall go 



to the west to hold the next con- 
ference ; and then it shall be made 
known what you shall do. 

2. And all things shall be done 
by "common consent in the church, 
by much prayer and faith, for all 
things you shall receive by faith. 
Amen. 



Ft' 



sec: 



r.: 

Stf» 



SECTION 27. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, 
Pennsylvania, August, 1830. In preparation for a religious service 
at which the sacrament of bread and wine was to be administered, 
Joseph set out to procure wine for the occasion. He was met by a 
heavenly messenger, and received this revelation, the first four para- 
graphs of which were written at the time, and the remainder in the 
September following. Water is commonly used instead of wine in 

the sacramental services of the Church. Warning against the use 

of wine of unassured purity in the sacrament — Many ancient prophets 
named, with whom, as with the latter-day prophets, the Lord promises 
to partake at a time yet to come — The prior ordination of Joseph 
Smith, Jun. y and Oliver Cowdery to the Apostleship avowed — En- 
couraging admonition given. 

I give unto you, that you c shall 
not purchase wine neither strong 
drink of your enemies; 

4. Wherefore, you shall par- 
take of none except it is made 
new among you; yea, in this my 
Father's kingdom which shall be 
built up on the earth. 

5. Behold, this is wisdom in 
me; wherefore, marvel not, for 
the hour cometh that I will 
d drink of the fruit of the vine 
with you on the earth, and with 
Moroni, whom I have sent unto 
you to reveal the Book of Mor- 



: 



1. Listen to the voice of Jesus 
Christ, your Lord, your God, and 
your Redeemer, whose word is 
•quick and powerful. 

2. For, behold, I say unto you, 
that it ft mattereth not what ye 
shall eat or what ye shall drink 
when ye partake of the sacra- 
ment, if it so be that ye do it with 
an eye single to my glory — re- 
membering unto the Father my 
body which was laid down for 
you, and my blood which was shed 
for the remission of your sins. 

3. Wherefore, a commandment 



a, see 2u, sec. 20. Sec. 27: a, 6:2. 11:2. 12:2. 14:2. 15:2. 16:2. 33:1. 
Heb. 4:12. b f vers. 3. 4, 5. 89:6, 6. c, 89:4, 6. d f vers. 6 — 14. Matt 
26:29. Mark 14:25. Luke 22:18. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 27. 41 

non, containing the 'fulness of to be apostles, and especial wit- 

ny everlasting gospel, to whom I nesses of my name, and bear the 

lave committed the keys of the keys of your ministry and of the 

•ecord of the 'stick of Ephraim; same things which I revealed 

6. And also with 'Elias, to unto them; 

vhom I have committed the keys 13 - Unto whom I have corn- 
et bringing to pass the restora- mitted the keys of my kingdom, 
:ion of all things sppken by the and a dispensation of the gospel 
nouth of all the holy prophets for the -last times; and for the 
Unce the world began, concern- "fulness of times, in the which I 
ng the last days; w* 11 gather together in "one all 

7. And also \Tohn the son of ^^ 

^? a ^ %^^rf^ll those 

s^i^^d^^r^rA ^° m f Th y e F w a ^i e d r hath siven me 

lis name should be John, and he I K m^^at™*' im nn ™™t. 

.hould be filled with the spirit of ^ YnTSoice, "nd ZrlZ 

© to.i«i. t^« Ti,o M «^«f „«t« your loins » and take u p° n y° u m y 

8. Which John I have sent unto wnole armor that may be able 
rou, my servants, Joseph Smith, t0 withstand tne evil day, having 
Fun., and Oliver Cowdery, to or- done u that be able to 
Iain you unto the 'first priest- s ^ and 

^ood which you have received, i 6 .' stand, therefore, having 

that you might be called and or- your loing girt about with trutn> 

iained even as Aaron; having on the breastplate of right- 

9. And also ' 'Elijah, unto whom eousness, and your feet shod with 
[ have committed the keys of the tne preparation of the gospel of 
power of turning the hearts of pea ce, which I have «sent mine 
the fathers to the children, and ange is to commit unto you; 

the hearts of the children to the 17 Taking the shield of faith 

fathers, that the whole earth may wherewith ye shall be able to 

not be smitten with a curse; quench all the fiery darts of the 

10. And also with Joseph and wicked; 

Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham, ig. And take the helmet of 

your fathers, by whom the prom- salvation, and the sword of my 

ises remain; Spirit, which I will pour out upon 

11. And also with k Michael, or you, and my word which I reveal 
Adam, the father of all, the prince unto you, and be agreed as touch- 
of all, the ancient of days; ing all things whatsoever ye ask 

12. And also with Peter, and of me, and be faithful until I 
James, and John, 'whom I have come, and ye shall be caught up, 
sent unto you, by whom I have that where I am ye shall be also. 
ordained you and confirmed you Amen. 

e, see b, sec. 18. f, Ezek. 37:16 — 19. 2 Ne. 29:13. Morra. 8:14. Moro. 10:2. 
g, ver. 7. 76:100. 77:9, 14. 110:12. Matt. 17:11. h, ver. 8, sec. 13. 84:27, 28. 
Luke 1:13 — 19. i, see sec. 2. j, see sec. 2. k, 29:26, 36, 40, 42. 78:16. 
84:16. 88:112—115. 107:64, 56. Sec. 116. 128:18, 20, 21. Dan. 7:9—14. 10:13, 21. 
12:1. Jude 9. Rev. 12:7. 1, see d, sec. 5. m, 64:30, 37. n, 76:106. 77:12. 

110:14. 112:30. 124:41. Eph. 1:9, 10. o, 29:11. 84:100. Col. 1:20. p, Eph. 

6:13 — 19. a, vers. 6 — 14. 128:19 — 21. Testimony of Three Witnesses, Book of 
Mormon. 



42 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 28. 



SECTION 28. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Oliver 
Cowdery, at Fayette, New York, September, 1830. Hiram Page, a 
member of the Church, had a certain stone, and professed to be receiv- 
ing revelations by its aid concerning the upbuilding of Zion and the 
order of the Church. Several members had been deceived by these 
claims, and even Oliver Cowdery was wrongly influenced thereby. Just 
prior to an appointed conference, the Prophet inquired earnestly of 
the Lord concerning the matter and this revelation followed. See His- 
tory of the Church, vol. 1, p. 109. Joseph's position of presidency 

defined — Oliver warned against undue assumption — Oliver's mission to 
the Lamanites stated — He to labor with Hiram Page, whom Satan had 
deceived — Hiram Page not appointed by the Lord nor accepted by the 
people as a revelator to the Church. 

1. Behold, I say unto thee, 
Oliver, that it shall be given unto 
thee that thou shalt be heard by 



the church in all things whatso- 
ever thou shalt teach them by the 
Comforter, concerning the revela- 
tions and commandments which 
I have given. 

2. But, behold, verily, verily, 
I say unto thee, a no one shall be 
appointed to receive command- 
ments and revelations in this 
church excepting my servant 
Joseph Smith, Jun., for he re- 
ceiveth them even as Moses. 

3. And thou shalt be obedient 
unto the things which I shall give 
unto him, even as Aaron, to de- 
clare faithfully the command- 
ments and the revelations, with 
power and authority unto the 
church. 

4. And if thou art led at any 
time by the Comforter to speak 
or teach, or at all times by the 
way of commandment unto the 
church, thou mayest do it. 

5. But thou shalt not write by 
way of commandment, but by 
wisdom ; 

6. And thou shalt not com- 
mand him who is at thy head, 



and at the head of the church; 
r. 7. For I have given him the 
'fckeys of the mysteries, and the 
revelations which are sealed, 
until I shall appoint unto them 
another in his stead. 

8. And now, behold, I say unto 
you that you shall go unto the 
Lamanites and preach my gospel 
unto them; and inasmuch as they 
receive thy teachings thou shalt 
cause c my church to be estab- 
lished among them; and thou 
shalt have revelations, but write 
them not by way of command- 
ment. 

9. And now, behold, I say unto 
you that it is not revealed, and 
no man knoweth where d the city 
Zion shall be built, but it shall 
be given hereafter. Behold, I 
say unto you that it shall be on 
the borders by the Lamanites. 

10. Thou shalt not leave this 
place until after the conference; 
and my servant Joseph shall be 
appointed to preside over the con- 
ference by the voice of it, and 
what he saith to thee thou shalt 
tell. 

11. And again, thou shalt take 
thy brother, Hiram Page, between 



a, vers. 7, 12, 13. 35:18. 43:3 — 6. 132:7. b, see a, also k, sec. 6. 43:4. 

76:114. 90:2 — 8. 107:18, 19. 112:15. c, see a, sec. 1. d, 42:9, 35, 62, 67. 
45:66—71. 52:43. 57:2. 58:7, 13. 63:24. 64:30. 84:2—4. 101:18, 70. 103:22—24. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 29. 



43 



liim and thee alone, and tell him 
that those things which he hath 
"written from that stone are not of 
me, and that Satan e deceiveth him ; 

12. For, behold, these things 
liave not been appointed unto 
liim, neither shall anything be 
appointed unto any of this church 
contrary to the church covenants. 

13. For all things must be 
done in order, and by 'common 
consent in the 'church, by the 
prayer of faith. 



14. And thou shalt assist to 
settle all these things, according 
to the covenants of the church, 
before thou shalt take thy jour- 
ney among the Lamanites. 

15. And it shall be given thee 
from the time thou shalt go, until 
the time thou shalt return, what 
thou shalt do. 

16. And thou must open thy 
mouth at all times, declaring my 
gospel with the sound of rejoic- 
ing. Amen. 



SECTION 29. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in the presence 
of six Elders, at Fayette, New York, September, 1830. This revelation 
was given some days prior to the conference beginning September 26, 

1830. The gathering of the elect specified — The imminence of the 

Lord's advent affirmed — Calamities incident to the sinful state of the 
world — The Millennium and scenes of judgment to follow — Distinction 
between the spiritual and temporal creations — Purpose of the mortal 
probation — The agency of man — The assured redemption of children 
who die in infancy. 



1. Listen to the voice of Jesus 
Christ, your Redeemer, the Great 
I Am, whose arm of mercy hath 
atoned for your sins; 

2. Who will "gather his people 
even as a hen gathereth her 
chickens under her wings, even 
as many as will hearken to my 
voice and humble themselves be- 
fore me, and call upon me in 
mighty prayer. 

3. Behold, verily, verily, I say 
unto you, that at this time your 
sins are forgiven you, therefore 
ye receive these things; but re- 
member to sin no more, lest perils 
shall come upon you. 

4. Verily, I say unto you that 
ye are chosen out of the world 
to declare my gospel with the 
sound of rejoicing, »as with the 
voice of a trump. 

5. Lift up your hearts and be 



glad, for I am in your midst, and 
am your advocate with the Fa- 
ther; and it is his good will to 
give you the kingdom. 

6. And, as it is written — 
e Whatsoever ye shall ask in faith, 
being united in prayer according 
to my command, ye shall receive. 

7. And ye are called to bring 
to pass the fathering of mine 
elect; for mine elect hear my 
voice and harden not their hearts; 

8. Wherefore the decree hath 
gone forth from the Father that 
they shall be gathered in unto 
'one place upon the face of this 
land, to prepare their hearts and 
be prepared in all things against 
the day when 'tribulation and 
desolation are sent forth upon 
the wicked. 

9. For the 'hour is nigh and 
the day soon at hand when the 



e, 43:5 — :7. 49:23. f, see 2u, sec. 20. g, see a, sec. 1. Sec. 29: a, ver. 8. 

See J. sec. Id. b, 19:37. 30:9. 33:2. 34:6. 36:1. 42:6. 75:4. 124:7. Isa. 58:1. 

e, see c, sec. 4. d, see J, sec. 10. e, see d. f, see f and g, sec. 1. g, see 
b, sec. 4. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 29. 



earth is ripe; and all the proud 
and they that do wickedly shall 
be as stubble; and I will "burn 
them up, saith the Lord of Hosts, 
that wickedness shall not be upon 
the earth; 

10. For the hour is nigh, and 
that which was spoken by mine 
apostles must be fulfilled; for as 
they spoke so shall it come to 
pass; 

11. For I will reveal 4 myself 
from heaven with power and 
great glory, with all the hosts 
thereof, and dwell in righteous- 
ness with men on earth a 'thou- 
sand years, and the wicked shall 
not stand. 

12. And again, verily, verily, 
I say unto you, and it hath gone 
forth in a firm decree, by the will 
of the Father, that mine apostles, 
the Twelve which were with me 
in my ministry at Jerusalem, shall 
stand at my right hand at the 
day of my coming in a pillar of 
fire, being clothed with robes of 
righteousness, with *crowns upon 
their heads, in glory even as I am, 
to judge the whole house of 
Israel, even as many as have loved 
me and kept my commandments, 
and none else. 

13. For a 'trump shall sound 
both long and loud, even as upon 
Mount Sinai, and all the earth 
shall quake, and they shall come 
forth — yea, m even the dead which 
died in me, to receive a crown of 
righteousness, and to be clothed 
upon, even as I am, to be with 
me, that we may be one. 

14. But, behold, I say unto you 
that before this great day shall 



come the "sun shall be darkened, 
and the moon shall be turned into 
blood, and the stars shall fall 
from heaven, and there shall be 
greater signs in heaven above 
and in the earth beneath; 

15. And there shall be ° weep- 
ing and wailing among the hosts 
of men; 

16. And there shall be a 'great 
hailstorm sent forth to destroy 
the crops of the earth. 

17. And it shall come to pass, 
because of the wickedness of the 
world, that I will take ^vengeance 
upon the wicked, for they will not 
repent; for the cup of mine in- 
dignation is full; for behold, my 
blood shall not cleanse them if 
they hear me not. 

18. Wherefore, I the Lord God 
will send forth r fiies upon the 
face of the earth, which shall 
take hold of the inhabitants 
thereof, and shall eat their flesh, 
and shall cause maggots to come 
in upon them; 

19. And their tongues shall be 
stayed that they shall not utter 
against me; and their flesh shall 
fall from off their bones, and 
their eyes from their sockets; 

20. And it shall come to pass 
that the 'beasts of the forest and 
the fowls of the air shall devour 
them up. 

21. And the great and 'abom- 
inable church, which is the whore 
of all the earth, shall be cast 
down by devouring fire, accord- 
ing as it is spoken by the mouth 
of Ezekiel the prophet, who spoke 
of these things, which have not 
come to pass but surely must, as 



h, see 1, sec. 1. i t see e, sec. 1. j, ver. 22. See e, sec. 1. 43:30. Rev. 
20:4—6. k. Matt. 19:28. Luke 22:30. 1 No. 12:9. 1, 29:13. 43:18. 45:45. 

49:23. 88:98,99. m, 45:45, 46. 76:50 — 64. 88:14—17,20,27—29,96,97. 133:56. 

Dan. 12:2, 3. Luke 14:14. Acts 24:15. Rev. 20:5, 6. Mos. 15:8, 9, 20 — 27. 16:7— 
11. Al. chap. 40. 42:23. He. 14:15 — 17, 25. 3 Ne. 26:5. Morm. 7:6. 9:13. 
n, 34:9. 45:42. 88:87. 133:49. Isa. 13:6—13. Joel 2:31. Matt. 24:29. Rev. 
6:12 — 17. o, see e, sec. 19. p, 43:25. 63:6. 88:89, 90. 109:30. Isa. 28:17. 
Ezek. 38:22. Rev. 8:7. q, see f and g, sec. 1. r, Ex. 8:21. Zech. 14:12. Isa. 
18:6. 8, Isa. 18:6. Ezek. 39:17 — 20. Rev. 19:17, 18. t, see J, sec. 18. 
Ezek. 38:22. 



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I live, for abominations shall not 
reign. 

22. And again, verily, verily, 
I say unto you that when the 
"thousand years are ended, and 
men again begin to deny their 
God, then will I spare the earth 
but for a little season; 

23. And the end shall come, 
and the heaven and the earth 
shall be "consumed and pass away, 
and there shall be a new w heaven 
and a new earth. 

24. For all 'old things shall 
pass away, and all things shall 
become new, even the heaven and 
the earth, and all the fulness 
thereof, both men and beasts, the 
fowls of the air, and the fishes 
of the sea; 

25. And not one hair, neither 
mote, shall be lost, for it is the 
workmanship of mine hand. 

26. But, behold, verily I say 
unto you, before the earth shall 
pass away, 'Michael, mine arch- 
angel, shall sound his trump, and 
then shall all the dead awake, 
for their graves shall be opened, 
and they shall come forth — yea, 
even all. 

27. And the righteous shall be 
gathered on my right hand unto 
eternal life; and the wicked on 
my left hand will I be ashamed 
to own before the Father; 

28. Wherefore I will say unto 
them — 'Depart from me, ye 
cursed, into everlasting fire, pre- 
pared for the devil and his angels. 

29. And now, behold, I say 
unto you, never at any time have 
I declared from mine own mouth 
that they should return, for 
where I am they cannot come, 
for they have no power. 

30. But remember that all my 
Judgments are not given unto 



men; and as the words have gone 
forth out of my mouth even so 
shall they be fulfilled, that the 
2a first shall be last, and that the 
last shall be first in all things 
whatsoever I have created by the 
word of my power, which is the 
power of my Spirit. 

31. For by the power of my 
Spirit created I them; yea, all 
things both spiritual and tem- 
poral — 

32. First spiritual, secondly 
temporal, which is the 2 "begin- 
ning of my work; and again, first 
temporal, and secondly spiritual, 
which is the last 2c of my work — 

33. Speaking unto you that 
you may naturally understand; 
but unto myself my works have 
no end, neither beginning; but it 
is given unto you that ye may un- 
derstand, because ye have asked 
it of me and are agreed. 

34. Wherefore, verily I say 
unto you that all things unto me 
are spiritual, and not at any time 
have I given unto you a law which 
was temporal; neither any man, 
nor the children of men; neither 
Adam, your father, whom I cre- 
ated. 

35. Behold, I gave unto him 
that he should be an agent unto 
himself; and I gave unto him 
commandment, but no temporal 
commandment gave I unto him, 
for my commandments are spir- 
itual; they are not natural nor 
temporal, neither carnal nor sen- 
sual. 

36. And it came to pass that 
Adam, being tempted of the devil 
— for, behold, the 2d devil was be- 
fore Adam, for he rebelled against 
me, saying, Give me thine honor, 
which is my power; and also a 
2e third part of the hosts of heaven 



u, ver. 11. 43:29 — 31. 88:101, 110 — 116. Rev. 20:3 — 9. v, 43:32. 45:22. 

63:49. Rev. 20:11. Eth. 13:9. w, Rev. 21:1 — 5. Eth. 13:8, 9. x, 77:2 — 4. 
Rev. 21:6, 6. Eth. 13:8, 9. y, see k, sec. 27. 76:85. 88:100, 101. z, vers. 29, 
30,41. Matt. 26:41. 2a, ver. 32. 2b, ver. 30. 2c, ver. 30. 2d, 7G:23 — 28. 
P. of O. P., Moses 4:1 — 3. 2e, P. of G. P., Abraham 3:27, 28. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 30. 



turned he away from me because 
of their agency; 

37. And they were * 'thrust 
down, and thus came the devil 
and his angels; 

38. And, behold, there is a 
place prepared for them from the 
beginning, which place is 2 'hell. 

39. And it must needs be that 
the devil should tempt the chil- 
dren of men, or they could not 
be agents unto themselves; for if 
they never should have bitter they 
could not know the sweet — 

40. Wherefore, it came to pass 
that the devil tempted Adam, and 
he partook of the forbidden fruit 
and transgressed the command- 
ment, wherein he became "sub- 
ject to the will of the devil, be- 
cause he yielded unto temptation. 

41. Wherefore, I, the Lord 
God, caused that he should be cast 
out from the Garden of Eden, 
2 *from my presence, because of 
his transgression, wherein he be- 
came 2i spiritually dead, which is 
the 2 *first death, even that same 
death which is the last death, 
which is spiritual, which shall be 
pronounced upon the wicked 
when I shall say: 2 'Depart, ye 
cursed. 

42. But, behold, I say unto you 
that I, the Lord God, gave unto 
Adam and unto his seed, that 
they should not die as to the tem- 
poral death, until I, the Lord 
God, should send forth 2m angels to 
declare unto them repentance and 



redemption, through faith on the 
name of mine Only Begotten Son. 

43. And thus did I, the Lord 
God, appoint unto man the days 
of his probation — that by his 
natural death he might be '"raised 
in immortality unto eternal life, 
even as many as would believe; 

44. And they that believe not 
unto 2o eternal damnation; for 
they cannot be redeemed from 
their spiritual fall, because they 
repent not; 

45. For they love darkness 
rather than light, and their deeds 
are evil, and they receive their 
wages of whom they list to obey. 

46. But, behold, I say unto 
you, that 2p little children are re- 
deemed from the foundation of 
the world through mine Only Be- 
gotten; 

47. Wherefore, they cannot 
sin, for power is not given unto 
Satan to 2 «tempt little children, 
until they begin to become ac- 
countable before me; 

48. For it is given unto them 
even as I will, according to mine 
own pleasure, that great things 
may be required at the hand of 
their fathers. 

49. And, again, I say unto you, 
that whoso having knowledge, 
have I not commanded to repent? 

50. And he that hath no un- 
derstanding, it remaineth in me 
to do according as it is written. 
And now I declare no more unto 
you at this time. Amen. 



SECTION 30. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to David 
Whitmer, Peter Whitmer, Jun., and John Whitmer, at Fayette, New 

2t, 76:25 — 30. P. of G. P., Moses 4:1 — 4. Luke 10:18. Rev. 12:9. Jude 6. 
2g, ver. 28. 76:33, 36, 44—48, 84, 105, 106. 77:8. 88:113, 114. P. of G. P., Moses 
6:29. 1 Ne. 15:29, 35. 2 Ne. 9:8 — 19, 26, 34, 36. 28:15, 21, 23. Jac. 6:10. Al. 
12:16 — 18. 3 Ne. 27:11, 12. Moro. 8:13, 14, 21. 2h, ver. 36. 21, P. of G. P., 

Moses 4:29 — 31. 2j, P. of G. P., Moses 6:45. 2k, 2 Ne. 9:7 — 12. Mos. 3:26, 27. 
16:4—11. Al. 11:45. 12:18, 26, 36. 42:6, 9, 14. He. 14:16, 17. Morm. 9:13. 
21, ver. 28. 76:37. 2m, see c, Bee. 7. P. of G. P., Moses 5:6, 7. 2n, see m. 
2o, see v, sec. 76. 2p, 74:1, 7. 93:38. Mos. 3:16. 15:25. Moro. 8:8, 12, 22. 
2q, see 2p. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS. 31. 



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York, September, 1830, following the three days' conference at Fayette, 
but before the Elders of the Church had separated. See History of 

the Church, vol. 1, p. 115. Individual instruction is given, and the 

fact of Oliver Cowdery's mission to the Lamanites is reiterated. 

6. And be you afflicted In all 
his afflictions, ever lilting up your 
heart unto me in prayer and 
faith, tor Ills and your deliver- 



1. Behold, I say unto you, 
David, that you have feared man 
and have not relied on me for 
strength as you ought. 

2, But your mind has been on 
the things of the earth more than 
on the things of me, your Maker, 
and the ministry whereunto you 
have been called; and you have 
not given heed unto my Spirit, 
and to those wbo were set over 
you, but have been persuaded by 
those whom I have not com- 



3. Wherefore, you are left to 
Inquire for yourself at my hand, 
and ponder upon the things which 
you have received. 

4. And your home shall be at 
your father's house, until I give 
unto you further commandments. 
And you shall attend to the min- 
istry in the church, and before 
the world, and In the regions 
round about. Amen. 

5. Behold, I say unto you, 
Peter, that you shall take your 
■Journey with your brother Oliver; 
for the time has come that it Is 
expedient in me that you shall 
open your mouth to declare my 
gospel; therefore, fear not, but 
give heed unto the words and ad- 
vice of your brother, which he 
shall give you. 



; for I have given unto him 
power to build up my 'church 
among the Lamanites; 

7. And none have I appointed 
to be his counselor over him in 
the church, concerning church 
matters, except it is his brother, 
Joseph Smith, Jun. 

8. Wherefore, give heed unto 
these things and be diligent in 
keeping my commandments, and 
you shall be blessed unto eternal 
life. Amen. 

9. Behold, I say unto you, my 
servant John, that thou shalt 
commence from this time forth 
to proclaim my gospel, as with 
the voice of a trump. 

10. And your labor shall be at 
your brother Philip Burroughs', 
and in that region round about, 
yea,' wherever you can be heard, 
until I command you to go from 
hence. 

11. And your whole labor shall 
be in '"/Aon, with all your soul, 
from henceforth; yea, you shall 
ever open your mouth in my 
cause, not fearing what man can 
do, for I am with you. Amen. 



SECTION 31. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Thomas 
B. Marsh, September, 1830. Thomas B. Marsh had been baptised 
earlier in the month, and had already been ordained an Elder in the 

Church when this revelation was given. Commended for obedience 

and faithfulness — Assured as to the welfare of his family — Appointed 



48 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS. 32. 

to preach and administer — Promised the guidance of the Comforter in 
his ministry, 

1. Thomas, my son, blessed are and I will prepare a place for 
you because of your faith in my them. 

wo rk ' 7. Yea, I will open the hearts 

2. Behold, you have had many f the people, and they will re- 
afflictione because of your family; ceive you# And j wiU establish 
nevertheless, I will bless you and a churcn by . your nand; 

ZSS P *h^^ 8 - And y° u sha11 strengthen 

If 1 tl lr« h ?n.J^h„S. the time when the y sha11 be 

be one with you in a my church. «. n *v, or0 H 

3. Lift up your heart and re- o ««*«<„.«. ,„ a m*~+* 
joice, for the hour of your mis- J' B f pat * en * in afflictions, re- 

sion is come; and your tongue JSLtJ^ 1 SSi n £^S^« ^ * I 01 " 116 - 

shall be loosed, and you shall de- Govern your house in meekness, 

clare glad tidings of great joy an ? A D Vi i* t 

unto this generation. 10 V B i? h u° ld ' J ■** u « nto y0 ? ^ 

4. You shall declare the things ^ u 8 £ al L be a Physician unto the 
which have been revealed to my church, but not unto the world, 
servant, Joseph Smith, Jun. You for the ? win * ot receive you. 
shall begin to preach from this 11. Go your way whitherso- 
time forth, yea, to reap in the ever * will » and ** sna11 b © 'given 
field which is 6 white already to you °y tne Comforter what you 
be burned. shall do and whither you shall 

5. Therefore, thrust in your S°« 

sickle with all your soul, and 12. d Pray always, lest you en- 

your sins are forgiven you, and ter into temptation and lose your 

you shall be laden with sheaves reward. 

upon your back, for the laborer 13. Be faithful unto the end, 

is worthy of his hire. Wherefore, and lo, I am with you. These 

your family shall live. words are not of man nor of men, 

6. Behold, verily I say unto but of me, even Jesus Christ, your 
you, go from them only for a Redeemer, by the will of the Fa- 
little time, and declare my word, ther. Amen. 



SECTION 32. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Parley P. 
Pratt and Ziba Peterson, October, 1830. Great interest and yearning 
desires were felt by the Elders respecting the Lamanites, of whose 
predicted blessings the Church had learned from the Book of Mormon. 
In consequence, supplication was made that the Lord would indicate 
his will as to whether Elders should be sent at that time to the Indian 
tribes in the West. Tlie revelation followed. See History of the 

a, see a, sec. 1. b, see b, sec. 4. c, 34:10. 35:19. 36:2. 39:6. 42:13, 14, 
16, 17. 45:57. 46:11, 27—31. 50:13, 14, 17—22. 61:27, 28. 72:24. 75:10. 76:12, 
86, 116. 88:137. 105:36. 121:26. d, see c, sec. 4. 




DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 33. 



49 



Church, vol. 1, p. 118. 



The missionaries admonished to confine 



themselves to the expounding of the written word, as they shall be 
given understanding thereof. 



1. And now concerning my ser- 
vant Parley P. Pratt, behold, I 
say unto him that as I live I will 
that he shall declare my gospel 
and learn of me, and be meek 
and lowly of heart. 

2. And that which I have ap- 
pointed unto him is that he shall 
•go with my servants, Oliver Cow- 
dery and Peter Whitmer, Jun., 
into the wilderness among the 
Lamanites. 

3. And »Ziba Peterson also 
shall go with them; and I my- 



self will go with them and be in 
their midst; and I am their advo- 
cate with the Father, and noth- 
ing shall prevail against them. 

4. And they shall give heed to 
that which is written, and pretend 
to no other revelation; and they 
shall c pray always that I may un- 
fold the same to their under- 
standing. 

5. And they shall give heed 
unto these words and trifle not, 
and I will bless them. Amen. 



SECTION 33. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Ezra 
Thayre and Northrop Sweet, at Fayette, New York, October, 1830. 
In recording this revelation the Prophet avers that the Lord is ever 

ready to instruct such as diligently seek in faith. The corrupted 

state of the world declared — Call for laborers in the ministry — Bringing 
forth of the Church from the wilderness and its establishment by the 
Lord — Commission of the Elders to proclaim repentance and baptism — 
Imminence of the Lord's coming. 

1. Behold, I say unto you, my 
servants Ezra and Northrop, open 
ye your ears and hearken to the 
voice of the Lord your God, whose 
word is "quick and powerful, 
sharper than a two-edged sword, 
to the dividing asunder of the 
joints and marrow, soul and 
spirit; and is a discerner of the 
thoughts and intents of the heart. 

2. For verily, verily, I say unto 
you that ye are called to lift up 
your voices as with the sound of 
a trump, to declare my "gospel 
unto a crooked and perverse gen- 
eration. 



3. For behold, the field is 
'white already to harvest; and it 
is the Eleventh hour, and the 
"last time that I shall call laborers 
into my vineyard. 

4. And my vineyard has be- 
come corrupted 'every whit; and 
there is none which doeth good 
save it be a few; and they err in 
many instances because of 'priest- 
crafts, all having corrupt minds. 

5. And verily, verily, I say unto 
you, that this *church have I es- 
tablished and called forth out of 
the wilderness. 

6. And even so will I * gather 



a, 28:8. 30:5. b, see a.  c, see c, sec. 4. Sec. 33: a, see a, sec. 27. 
b, see b, sec. 18. c, see b, sec. 4. a, see k, sec. 24. e, see k, sec. 24. 
t, 35:7, 12. 38:11. 101:44—62. g, 76:76. 93:39. 106:6. 123:12. 2 Ne. 26:29— 
31. 3 Ne. 21:19 — 21. 29:4 — 9. Chap. 30. h, see a, sec. 1. I, see j, sec. 10. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 34. 



mine elect from the four quarters 
of the earth, even as many as will 
believe in me, and hearken unto 
my voice. 

7. Yea, verily, verily, I say 
unto you, that the field is 'white 
already to harvest; wherefore, 
thrust in your sickles, and reap 
with all your might, mind, and 
strength. 

8. Open your mouths and they 
shall be filled, and you shall be- 
come even as Nephi of old, who 
journeyed from Jerusalem in the 
wilderness. 

9. Yea, open your mouths and 
spare not, and you shall be laden 
with sheaves upon your backs, 
for lo, I am with you. 

10. Yea, open your mouths and 
they shall be filled, saying: Re- 
pent, repent, and "prepare ye the 
way of the Lord, and make his 
paths straight; for the kingdom 
of heaven is at hand; 

11. Yea, 'repent and be bap- 
tized, every one of you, for a re- 
mission of your sins; yea, be bap- 
tized even by water, and then 
cometh the baptism of fire and 
of the Holy Ghost. 

12. Behold, verily, verily, I say 



unto you, this is my gospel; and 
remember that they shall have 
faith in me or they can in nowise 
be saved; 

13. And upon this m rock I will 
build my church; yea, upon this 
rock ye are built, and if ye con- 
tinue, the "gates of hell shall not 
prevail against you. 

14. And ye shall remember the 
church articles and covenants to 
keep them. 

15. And whoso having faith 
you shall confirm in my church, 
by the "laying on of the hands, 
and I will bestow the gift of the 
Holy Ghost upon them. 

16. And the Book of Mormon 
and the holy scriptures are given 
of me for your instruction; and 
the power of my Spirit quicken- 
eth all things. 

17. Wherefore, be faithful, 
praying always, having yonr 
'lamps trimmed and burning, and 
oil with you, that you may be 
ready at the coming of the Bride- 
groom — 

18. For behold, verily, verily, 
I say unto you, that I 'come 
quickly. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 34. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Orson 
Pratt, at Fayette, New York, November 4, 1830. The recipient was 
nineteen years old at the time. He had been converted and baptized 
when he first heard the preaching of the restored Gospel by his brother, 
Parley P. Pratt, six weeks before. See History of the Church, vol. 1, 

p. 127. Commended for obedience — Commanded to preach and to 

prophesy as the Holy Ghost shall give utterance — Certainty of the 
Lord's advent. 

1. My son Orson, hearken and 
hear and behold what I, the Lord 



God, shall say unto you, even 
Jesus Christ your Redeemer; 



J, see b, sec. 4. k, see e, sec. 1. 1, see h, sec. 3. m, see o, sec. •• ' 
n, see 1, sec. 10. o, see 2j, sec. 20. p, 45:44 — 46. 68:11. 88:92. 133:10, It. 
Matt. 25:1 — 13. q, see e, sec. 1. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 35. 



51 



2. The a light and the life of 
the world, a light which 'shineth 
In darkness and the darkness com- 
prehendeth it not; 

3. Who so loved' the world that 
he gave his own life, that as many 
as would believe might c become 
the sons of God. Wherefore you 
are my son; 

4. And blessed are you because 
you have believed; 

5. And more blessed are you 
because you are 'called of me to 
preach my gospel — 

6. To lift up your voice as with 
the sound of a trump, both 'long 
md loud, and cry 'repentance 
into a crooked and perverse gen- 
eration, 'preparing the way of the 
uord for his second coming. 

7. For behold, verily, verily, I 
ay unto you, the time is soon 
it hand that I shall come in a 



cloud with power and great glory. 

8. And it shall be a "great day 
at the time of my coming, for all 
nations shall tremble. 

9. But before that great day 
shall come, the 4 sun shall be 
darkened, and the moon be turned 
into blood; and the stars shall 
refuse their shining, and some 
shall fall, and 'great destructions 
await the wicked. 

10. Wherefore, lift up your 
voice and *spare not, for the 
Lord God hath spoken; therefore 
'prophesy, and it shall be given 
by the power of the Holy Ghost. 

11. And if you are faithful, 
behold, I am with you m until I 
come — 

12. And verily, verily, I say 
unto you, I "come quickly. I am 
your Lord and your Redeemer. 
Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 35. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Sidney Bigdon, 
December, 1830. As a preface to his record of this revelation the 
*rophet wrote: In December Sidney Bigdon came to inquire of the 
,ord, and with him came Edward Partridge; the latter was a pattern 
f piety, and one of the Lord's great men. See History of the Church, 

ol. 1, p. 128. How men may become sons of God — Sidney is 

Promised that through him the Holy Ghost shall be given, as by the 
Lpostles of old — Directed to assist the Prophet Joseph, and assured of 
he eventual redemption of Israel. 



1. Listen to the voice of the 
,ord your God, even Alpha and 
>mega, the beginning and the 
nd, whose "course is one eternal 
ound, the same today as yester- 
ay, and forever. 

2. I am Jesus Christ, the Son 
f God, who was crucified for the 
ins of the world, even as many 
s will believe on my name, that 



they may become the sons of God, 
even "one in me as I am one in 
the Father, as the Father is one 
in me, that we may be one. 

3. Behold, verily, verily, I say 
unto my servant Sidney, I have 
looked upon thee and thy works. 
I have heard thy prayers, and 
prepared thee for a greater work. 

4. Thou art blessed, for thou 



a, see h, sec. 6. b, see h, sec. 6. c, see k, sec. 11. d, see k, sec. 24. 
, see b, sec. 29. f, see h, sec. 3. g, see e, sec. 1. h, see e, sec. 1. i, see 
., sec. 29. j, see f and g, sec. 1. k, 84:87, 94, 117. 1, 42:16, 17. m, see e, 
ec. 1. n, see e, sec. 1. Sec. 35: a, see a, sec. 3. b. see w, sec. 20. 50:43. 
6:69. 84:37, 88. 93:3. John 10:30. 17:11, 22. 



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62 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 35. 

shalt do great things. Behold ready to receive the 'fulness ot 

thou wast sent forth, even as my gospel, which I have sent 

John, to prepare the way before forth unto this generation, 
me, and before 'Elijah which 13. Wherefore, I call upon the |*j 

should come, and thou knewest *weak things of the world, thoa 

it not. who are unlearned and despised, 

5. Thou didst baptize by water to thrash the nations by thepovw 
unto repentance, but they re- of my Spirit; 
ceived not the Holy Ghost; 14. And their arm shall be my 

6. But now I give unto thee a ^m, and I will be their shield and 
commandment, that thou shalt £ e J r buckler; and I will gird up 
-baptize by water, and they shall tnei * loins, and they shall fight 
receive the Holy Ghost by the manfully for me; and their 'ene- 

•laying on of the hands, even as mi *** h ?}} *? J" 1 * 6 !: * heir % 

the apostles of old. f^d I will let -fall the sword to 

7. And it shall come to pass ««*' ^Ji^L t ff n d iK, ^t J^ fc 
that there shall be a great work J? 1 ™ indignation will I preserve | fc 

in the land, even among the Gen- tn ® m - 

d i?«. T»™ n~a .„-i «,<„»...._. coming, for it is nigh at hand— 

Si™iiS S2^' J wi^rr P arable of * he flg-tree, for even 

miracles, signs, and wonders, r a i re adv summer is nleh 

unto all those who believe on my ^^ ha?e sent fSrth tt. 

n a ^ i. i. it » i ** i "fulness of my gospel by the hand 

9. And whoso shall *ask it in of my serv ant Joseph; and in 
my name in faith, they shall cast wea kness have I blessed him; 
out devils; they shall heal the 18 . And I have given unto him 
sick; they shall cause the blind tne p keys of tne myst ery of those 
to receive their sight, and the things wnIcn nave been sealedf 
deaf to hear, and the dumb to even things wnicn were from the 
speak, and the lame to walk. foundation of the world, and the 

10. And the time speedily com- things which shall come from this 
eth that great things are to be time until the time of my coming, 
shown forth unto the children of if he abide in me, and if not, an- 
men » other will I plant in his stead. 

11. But without faith shall not 19. Wherefore, watch over him 
anything be shown forth except that his faith fail not, and it shall 
'desolations upon Babylon, the be given by the Comforter, the 
same which has made all nations Holy Ghost, that r knoweth all 
drink of the wine of the wrath of things, 
her fornication. 20. And a commandment I 

12. And there are none that give unto thee — that thou shalt 
doeth good except those whp are write for him; and the scriptures 

c, see a, sec. 2. d, see 1, sec. 5. e, see 2j, sec. 20. f, 84:117. 88:14. 
2 Ne. 27:1. gr, vers. 9 — 11. 45:8. 66:9. h, see g; also c, sec. 4. i, see i. 
sec. 1. J, see b, sec. 18. k, see j, sec. 1. 1, 98:34 — 38. m, see t, sec. 1. 

n, see e, sec. 1. o, see b, sec. 18. p, see k, sec. 6. q, 112:31. 128:18. Matt 
13:35. John 17:24. Rev. 13:8. P. of O. P., Moses 1:1 — 39. Abraham 4:3 — 3L 
r, 36:2. 39:6. 42:17, 61. 75:10. 



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'shall be given, even as they are 
in mine own bosom, to the salva- 
tion of mine own elect; 

21. For they will hear my 
Toice, and shall see me, and shall 
not be asleep, and shall abide the 
day of my coming; for they' shall 
be purified, even as I am pure. 

22. And now I say unto you, 
tarry with him, and he shall jour- 
ney with you; forsake him not, 
and surely these things shall be 
fulfilled. 

23. And inasmuch as ye do not 
write, behold, it shall be given 
unto him to prophesy; and thou 
shalt preach my gospel and call 
on the holy prophets to prove his 
words, as they shall be given him. 



24. Keep all the command- 
ments and covenants by which ye 
are bound; and I will cause the 
'heavens to shake for your good, 
and Satan shall tremble and 
"Zion shall rejoice upon the l hills 
and flourish; 

25. And Israel shall be saved 
in mine own due time; and by the 
"'keys which I have given shall 
they be led, and no more be con- 
founded at all. 

26. Lift up your hearts and 
be glad, your redemption draweth 
nigh. 

27. Fear not, little flock, 'the 
kingdom is yours until I come. 
Behold, I "come quickly. Even 
so. Amen. 



SECTION 36. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Edward 

Partridge, December, 1830. See heading to Section 35. The 

recipient instructed to preach — Every man may be commissioned in 
the ministry if he will comply with the Lord's requirements. 

1. Thus saith the Lord God, 
the Mighty One of Israel: Behold, 
I say unto you, my servant Ed- 
ward, that you are blessed, and 
your sins are forgiven you, and 
you are called to preach my gos- 
pel as with the voice of a trump; 

2. And I will lay my hand upon 
you by the a hand of my servant 
Sidney Rigdon, and you shall re- 
ceive my Spirit, the Holy Ghost, 
even the Comforter, which shall 
teach you the peaceable things 
of the kingdom; 

3. And you shall declare it 
Trith a loud voice, saying: Ho- 
8anna, blessed be the name of the 
most high God. 

4. And now this calling and 



commandment give I unto you 
concerning all men — 

5. That as many as shall come 
before my servants Sidney Rig- 
don and Joseph Smith, Jun., em- 
bracing this calling and com- 
mandment, "shall be ordained and 
sent forth to preach the everlast- 
ing gospel among the nations — 

6. Crying repentance, saying: 
Save yourselves from this un- 
toward generation, and come 
forth out of the fire, hating even 
the garments spotted with the 
flesh. 

7. And this commandment 
shall be given unto the elders of 
my church, that c every man which 
will embrace it with singleness 



0, 6:27. 42:56. 45:60,61. 73:3,4. 76:15. 94:10. 107:57. 124:89. t, see e, 
Sec. 21. u, see e, sec. 6. v, 39:13. 49:25. 64:37. 117:7, 8. Isa. 40:9. w, 

see k, sec. 6. x, 38:9. 45:1. 50:35. 61:37. 62:9. 64:4. 82:24. 101:100, 101. 
105:32. 109:72. Luke 12:32. y, see e, sec. 1. Sec. 36: a, see 2j, sec. 20. 
b, see c, sec. 6. c, see c, sec. 6. 
5 



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of heart may be ordained and sent 
forth, even as I have spoken. 
8. I am Jesus Christ, the Son 



of God; wherefore, gird upyoffll|p* 
loins and I will 'suddenly con* If c 
to my temple. Even so. AmeB.1^ 

\u 

5- 



SECTION 37. 



U 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Sidney Rigdot, . *a 
December, 1830. Herein is given the first commandment respectwi pfc 
gathering in this dispensation. The future migration of the Churb 



westward — Duties of the Elders in strengthening the Church. 



1. Behold, I say unto you that 
it is not expedient in me that ye 
should translate any more until 
ye shall go to the Ohio, and this 
because of the enemy and for 
your sakes. 

2. And again, I say unto you 
that ye shall not go until ye have 
preached my gospel in those parts, 
and have strengthened up the 
church whithersoever it is found, 
and more especially in *Coles- 



ville; for, behold, they pray unto 
me in much faith. 

3. And again, a commandment 
I give unto the church, that it is 
expedient in me that they should 
'assemble together at the Ohio, 
against the time that my servant 
Oliver Cowdery shall return unto 
them. 

4. Behold, here is wisdom, and 
let every man choose for himself 
until I come. Even so. Amen. 









SECTION 38. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Fayette, 

New York, January 2, 1831, at a conference of the Church. Jem 

Christ proclaims himself as the Creator — Doom of the wicked depicted- 
Goodly inheritance promised to the righteous — Definite promise of en- 
dowment with power from on high — The riches of eternity extolled— 
Diligent service required of every member of the Church. 



r 
r 



1. Thus saith the Lord your 
God, even Jesus Christ, the Great 
I Am, Alpha and Omega, the be- 
ginning and the end, the same 
which looked upon the "wide ex- 
panse of eternity, and all the 
seraphic hosts of heaven, before 
the world was made; 

2. The same which 6 knoweth 
all things, for all things are 
'present before mine eyes; 

3. I am the same which spake, 



and the world was made, and all 
things came by me. 

4. I am the same which have 
taken the "Zion of Enoch into 
mine own bosom; and verily, I 
say, even as many as have be- 
lieved in my name, for I am 
Christ, and in mine own name, 
by the virtue of the blood which 
I have spilt, have I pleaded be- 
fore the Father for them. 

5. But behold, the residue of 



d, see e, sec. 1. Sec. 37: a, see k, sec. 6. b, 24:3. 26:1. o, 24:3. 26:1. 
101:22, 64. Sxc. 38: a, ver. 2. 67:2. 121:2, 24. Job 38:4 — 7. Isa. 67:16. 
b, 76:2. 88:41. 93:23, 24, 28, 30, 36. 121:24. c, see a. d, 45:12. 76:«7. 
84:99, 100. 133:64. P. of G. P., Moses 7:18—21. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 38. 



55 



the wicked have I kept in 'chains 
of darkness until the judgment 
of the great day, which shall come 
at the end of the earth; 

6. And even so 'will I cause 
the wicked to be kept, that will 
not hear my voice but harden 
their hearts, and wo, wo, wo, is 
their doom. 

7. But behold, verily, verily, I 
say unto you that mine eyes are 
upon you. I am in your midst 
and ye cannot see me; 

8. But the day soon cometh 
that ye shall see me, and know 
that I am; for the veil of dark- 
ness shall soon be "rent, and he 
that is not purified shall not abide 
the day. 

9. Wherefore, gird up your 
loins and be prepared. Behold, 
the 'kingdom is yours, and the 
enemy shall not overcome. 

10. Verily I say unto you, ye 
are clean, but not all; and there 
is none else with whom I am well 
pleased; 

11. For all flesh is corrupted 
before me; and the powers of 
darkness prevail upon the earth, 
among the children of men, in the 
presence of all the hosts of 
heaven — 

12. Which causeth 'silence to 
reign, and all 'eternity is pained, 
and the k angels are waiting the 
great command to reap down the 
earth, to gather the 'tares that 
they may be burned; and, behold, 
the enemy is combined. 

13. And now I show unto you 
a mystery* a thing which is had 
in secret chambers, to bring to 
pass even your destruction in 
process of time, and ye knew it 
not; 



14. But now I tell it unto you, 
and ye are blessed, not because 
of your iniquity, neither your 
hearts of unbelief; for verily some 
of you are guilty before me, but 
I will be merciful unto your weak- 
ness. 

15. Therefore, be ye strong 
from henceforth; fear not, for the 
"kingdom is yours. 

16. And for your salvation I 
give unto you a commandment, 
for I have heard your # prayers, 
and the poor have complained be- 
fore me, and the rich have I made, 
and all flesh is mine, and I am no 
"respecter of persons. 

17. And I have made the earth 
rich, and behold it is my foot- 
stool, wherefore, again I will 
stand upon it. 

18. And I hold forth and deign 
to give unto you greater riches, 
even a "land of promise, a land 
flowing with milk and honey, 
upon which there shall be no 
curse when the Lord cometh; 

19. And I will give it unto you 
for the land of your inheritance, 
if you seek it with all your hearts. 

20. And this shall be my cove- 
nant with you, ye shall have it 
for the land of your inheritance, 
and for the inheritance of your 
children forever, while the earth 
shall stand, and ye shall 'possess 
it again in eternity, no more to 
pass away. 

21. But, verily I say unto you 
that in time ye shall have no king 
nor ruler, for I will be your king 
and watch over you. 

22. Wherefore, hear my voice 
and follow me, and you shall be 
a free people, and ye shall have 
no laws but my laws when I come, 



e, 88:99. 2 Pet. 2:4. Jude 6. f, see e. g, see e, sec. 1. h, see x, sec. 
35. 1, 88:95. P. of G. P., Moses 7:41. j, see i. k, 29:9. 63:54. 86:3 — 7. 
Matt. 18:89—42. Rev. 7:1 — 3. 1, 86:7. 88:94. 101:66. 133:63, 64. Matt. 
18:37— -43. m, see x, sec. 35. n, ver. 26. 1:35. Acts 10:34. Rom. 2:11. 
1 Pet. 1:17. O, 25:2. 62:2. 67:1, 2, 5, 7. 58:13. 63:31, 48. 64:30. 99:7. 101:1. 
109:47. Eth. 13:8. p. 45:58. 56:20. 57:5. 59:2. 63:20, 48, 49. 63:49. 69:8. 
88:26. 108:7. Dan. 7:18. Matt. 5:5. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 38. 



for I am your lawgiver, and what 
can stay my hand? 

23. But, verily I say unto you, 
teach one another according to 
the office wherewith I have ap- 
pointed you; 

24. And let every man esteem 
«his brother as himself, and prac- 
tise virtue and holiness before 
me. 

25. And again I say unto you, 
let every man esteem his brother 
as himself. 

26. For what man among you 
having twelve sons, and is no re- 
specter of them, and they serve 
him obediently, and he saith unto 
the one: Be thou clothed in robes 
and sit thou here; and to the 
other: Be thou clothed in rags 
and sit thou there — and looketh 
upon his sons and saith I am 
just? 

27. Behold, this I have given 
unto you as a parable, and it is 
even as I am. I say unto you, 
be one; and if ye are r not one ye 
are not mine. 

28. And again, I say unto you 
that the enemy in the 'secret 
chambers seeketh your lives. 

29. Ye hear of wars in far 
countries, and you say that there 
will soon be great wars in far 
countries, but ye know not the 
'hearts of men in your own land. 

30. I tell you these things be- 
cause of your prayers; where- 
fore, treasure up wisdom in your 
bosoms, lest the wickedness of 
men reveal these things unto you 
by their wickedness, in a manner 
which shall speak in your ears 
with a voice louder than that 
which shall shake the earth; but 
if ye are prepared ye shall not 
fear. 



31. And that ye might escape 
the power of the enemy, and be 
"gathered unto me a righteous 
people, without spot and blame- 
less — 

32. Wherefore, for this cause 
I gave unto you the command- 
ment that ye should "go to the 
Ohio; and there I will give unto 
you my "law; and there you shall 
be 'endowed with power from on 
high; 

33. And from thence, whoso- 
ever I will shall *go forth among 
all nations, and it shall be told 
them what they shall do; for I 
have a great work laid up in 
store, for Israel shall be saved, 
and I will lead them whitherso- 
ever I will, and no power shall 
stay my hand. 

34. And now, I give unto the 
church in these parts a command- 
ment, that certain men among 
them shall be appointed, and they 
shall be appointed by the voice 
of the church; 

35. And they shall look to the 
poor and the needy, and admin- 
ister to their relief that they shall 
not suffer; and send them forth 
to the place which I have com- 
manded them; 

36. And this shall be their 
work, to govern the affairs of the 
property of this church. 

37. And they that have farms 
that cannot be sold, let them be 
left or rented as seemeth them 
good. 

38. See that all things are pre- 
served; and when men are "en- 
dowed with power from on high 
and sent forth, all these things 
shall be gathered unto the bosom 
of the church. 

39. And if ye seek the riches 



q, ver. 25. 59:6. 88:123. Rom. 12:10. Phil. 2:3. James 2:8, 9. 1 Pet. 5:5. 
r, 19:9. 51:9. 61:8. 105:4. John 17:21. s, 5:32, 33. 10:6, 25. 38:13. 42:64. 

89:4. 117:11. Eph. 5:11, 12. t, 45:26, 63. 87:1 — 5. 130:12. u, see j, sec. 
10. v, see c, sec. 37. w, see sec. 42. x, ver. 38. 39:15. 43:16. 95:8, 9. 
108:4. y, see q, sec. 18. z, see x. 105:18, 33. 110:9, 10. 124:36—44. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 39. 



57 



which it is the will of the Father 
to give unto you, ye shall be the 
richest of all people, for ye shall 
have the 2o riches of eternity; and 
it must needs be that the riches 
of the earth are mine to give; 
but beware of pride, lest ye 2 "be- 
come as the Nephites of old. 

40. And again, I say unto you, 
I give unto you a commandment, 
that every man, both elder, priest, 
teacher, and also member, go to 



with his might, with the labor 
of his hands, to prepare and ac- 
complish the things which I have 
commanded. 

41. And let your preaching be 
the warning voice, every man to 
his neighbor, in mildness and in 
meekness. 

42. And go ye out from among 
the wicked. Save yourselves. Be 
ye clean that bear the vessels of 
the Lord. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 39. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to James 
Covill, at Fayette, New York, January 5, 1831. James Covill cove- 
nanted that he would obey any command that the Lord would give to 
him through Joseph the Prophet. See History of the Church, vol. 1, 

p. 143. The Lord Jesus Christ specifies the conditions under 

which men may become his sons — James Covill promised blessing beyond 
all he had ever known, conditioned on his obedience to the Lord y s com- 
mandments. 



1. Hearken and listen to the 
voice of him who is "from all 
eternity to all eternity, the Great 
I Am, even Jesus Christ — 

2. *The light and the life of 
the world ; a light which c shineth 
in darkness and the darkness 
comprehendeth it not; 

3. The same which came in the 
'meridian of time unto mine own, 
and mine own received me not; 

4. But to as many as received 
me, gave I 'power to become my 
sons; and even so will I give unto 
as many as will receive me, power 
to become my sons. 

5. And verily, verily, I say unto 
you, he that receiveth my gospel 
receiveth me; and he that receiv- 
eth not my gospel receiveth not 
me. 

6. And this is my gospel — 're- 
pentance and baptism by water, 



and then cometh the baptism of 
fire and the Holy Ghost, even the 
Comforter, which showeth all 
things, and teacheth the peace- 
able things of the kingdom. 

7.- And now, behold, I say unto 
you, my servant James, I have 
looked upon thy works and I 
know thee. 

8. And verily I say unto thee, 
thine heart is now right before 
me at this time; and, behold, I 
have bestowed great blessings 
upon thy head; 

9. Nevertheless, thou hast seen 
great sorrow, for thou hast re- 
jected me many times because of 
pride and the cares of the world. 

10. But, behold, the days of 
thy deliverance are come, if thou 
wilt hearken to my voice, which 
saith unto thee: Arise and be 
'baptized, and wash away your 



2a, 11:7. 68:31. 78:18. 2b, Morm. 6:10. 8:2. Sec. 39: a, see m, sec. 20. 
t>, see h, sec. 6. c, see h sec. 6. d, see s, sec. 20. e, see k, sec. 11. 
f, see b, sec. 18. g, see 1, sec. 5. 



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sins, calling on my name, and 
you shall receive my Spirit, and 
a blessing so great as you never 
have known. 

11. And if thou do this, I have 
prepared thee for a greater work. 
Thou shalt preach the ^fulness of 
my gospel, which I have sent 
forth in these last days, the 
'covenant which I have sent forth 
to recover my people, which are 
of the house of Israel. 

12. And it shall come to pass 
that power shall rest upon thee; 
thou shalt have great faith, and 
I will be with thee and go before 
thy face. 

13. Thou art called to labor 
in my vineyard, and to build up 
'my church, and to bring forth 
*Zion, that it may rejoice upon 
the 'hills and flourish. 

14. Behold, verily, verily, I say 
unto thee, thou art not called to 
go into the eastern countries, but 
thou art called to go to the Ohio. 

15. And inasmuch as my peo- 
ple shall assemble themselves at 
the Ohio, I have kept in store a 
blessing such as is not known 
among the children of men, and 
it shall be poured forth upon 
their heads. And from thence 
men shall m go forth into all na- 
tions. 

16. Behold, verily, verily, I 
say unto you, that the people in 
Ohio call upon me in much faith, 
thinking I will stay my hand in 



judgment upon the nations, but 
I cannot deny my word. 

17. Wherefore lay to with your 
might and call "faithful laborers 
into my vineyard, that it may be 
pruned for the last time. 

18. And inasmuch as they do 
repent and receive the "fulness of 
my gospel, and become sanctified, 
I will stay mine hand in judg- 
ment. 

19. Wherefore, go forth, cry- 
ing with a loud voice, saying: 
The kingdom of heaven is at 
hand; crying: Hosanna! blessed 
be the name of the Most High 
God. 

20. Go forth baptizing with 
water, 'preparing the way before 
my face for the time of my com- 
ing; 

21. For the time is at hand; 
the «day or the hour no man 
knoweth; but it surely shall come. 

22. And he that receiveth 
these things receiveth me; and 
they shall be 'gathered unto me 
in time and in eternity. 

23. And again, it shall come to 
pass that on as many as ye shall 
baptize with water, ye shall 'lay 
your hands, and they shall re- 
ceive the gift of the Holy Ghost, 
and shall be looking forth for the 
signs of my coming, and shall 
know me. 

24. Behold, I 'come quickly. 
Even so. Amen. 



,fcL 



a 

« 



SECTION 40. 

Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rig don, 
at Fayette, New York, January, 1831. Preceding the record of this 
revelation, the Prophet wrote: As James Covill rejected the word of 

h, see b, sec. IS. i, see k, sec. 1. J, see a, sec. 1. k, see e, sec. t. 
1, 49:25. 64:37. 66:2. 117:8. 128:19. m, see q, sec. 18. n, see k, sec. 24. 
o, see b, sec. 18. p, see e, sec. 1. q, see e, sec 1. r, see j, sec. 10. s, see 
2 J, sec. 20. t, see e, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 41. 



59 



the Lord, and returned to his former principles and people, the Lord 
gave unto me and Sidney Big don the following revelation : 



1. Behold, verily I say unto 
jrou,- that the heart of my ser- 
vant James Covill was right be- 
fore me, for he covenanted with 
oie that he would obey my word. 

2. And he received the word 
with gladness, but straightway 
Satan tempted him; and the fear 



of persecution and the cares of 
the world caused him to reject 
the word. 

3. Wherefore he broke my 
covenant, and it remaineth with 
me to do with him as seemeth 
me good. Amen. 



SECTION 41. 



ReveIiAtion given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to the Church, 
at Kirtland, Ohio, February 4, 1831. The Kirtland branch of the 
Church at this time was rapidly increasing in numbers, and the Saints 
generally were striving to live according to the commandments of the 
Lord; but, the Prophet states, some, strange notions and false spirits 
had crept in among them. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 

146. Commandment regarding the observance of the law of the 

Lord — Promise of greater knowledge as to the government of the 
Church — Edward Partridge named as the first Bishop unto the Church. 



1. Hearken and hear, O ye my 
people, saith the Lord and your 
God, ye whom I delight to bless 
with the greatest of all blessings, 
ye that hear me; and ye that hear 
me not will I curse, that have 
professed my name, with the 
"heaviest of all cursings. 

2. Hearken, O ye elders of my 
church whom I have called, be- 
hold I give unto you a command- 
ment, that ye shall assemble your- 
selves together to agree upon my 
word; 

3. And by the prayer of your 
faith ye shall receive my 6 law, 
that ye may know how to govern 
my church and have all things 
right before me. 

4. And I will be your ruler 
when I come; and behold, I 'come 
quickly, and ye shall see that my 
law is kept. 

5. He that receiveth my d law 



and doeth it, the same is my 
disciple; and he that saith he 
receiveth it and doeth it not, the 
same is not my disciple, and shall 
be cast out from among you; 

6. For it is not meet that the 
things which belong to the chil- 
dren of the kingdom should be 
given to them that are not worthy, 
or to dogs, or the pearls to be 
cast before swine. 

7. And again, it is meet that 
my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., 
should have a house built, in 
which to live and translate. 

8. And again, it is meet that 
my servant Sidney Rigdon should 
live as seemeth him good, inas- 
much as he keepeth my command- 
ments. 

9. And again, I have called my 
servant Edward Partridge; and I 
give a commandment, that he 
should be appointed by the voice 



a, see a, sec. 24. 76:29 — 37. b, sec. 42. c, see e, sec. 1. d, ver. 6. 
39:5. 42:60. 52:40. 84:91. 101:60, 62. John 14:15. 21, 24. 15:14. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 42- 



of the church, and 'ordained a 
bishop nnto the church, to leave 
his merchandise and to spend all 
his time in the labors of the 
church; 

10. To see to all things as it 
shall be appointed unto him in 
my laws in the day that I shall 
give them. 

11. And this because his heart 



is pure before me, for he is like 
unto 'Nathaniel of old, in whom 
there is no guile. 

12. These words are given unto 
yon. and they are pure before 
me: wherefore, beware how you 
hold them, for they are to be 
answered upon your souls in 
the day of judgment. Even so. 



SECTION 42. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, February 9, 1531, in the presence of twelve Elders, and in ful- 
filment of the Lord's promise previously made; see Section 38:32. 
The Prophet specifies this revelation as embracing the law of the 

Church. Elders commanded to go forth two by two westward, 

preaching and baptizing, according to the Bible and the Book of Mor- 
mon, and according to the latter-day revelations already given and to 
be given — Several commandments comprised in the decalog reiterated— 
Church members who commit crimes to be handed over to the law of 
the land — Members required to impart of their substance for the needs 
of the poor and the building up of the Church — Site of the New 
Jerusa 7 em to be revealed later — Pride of heart and costly apparel 
forbidden — The idler denounced — Administration to the afflicted by 
the laying on of hands of the Elders — Comforting assurance concerning 
those who die in the Lord — Sexual sin proclaimed against — The funda- 
mental principles of Church discipline. 

1. Hearken, O ye elders of my 
church, who have assembled your- 
selves together in my name, even 
Jesus Christ the Son of the liv- 
ing God, the Savior of the world; 
Inasmuch as ye believe on my 
name and keep my command- 
ments. 

2. Again I say unto you, heark- 
en and hear and obey the 'law 
which I shall give unto you. 

3. For verily I say, as ye have 
assembled yourselves together 
according to the commandment 
wherewith I commanded you, and 
are agreed as touching this one 
thing, and have asked the Father 



in my name, even so ye shall re- 
ceive. 

4. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, I give unto you this first 
commandment, that ye shall go 
forth in my name, every one of 
you, excepting my servants Jo- 
seph Smith, Jun., and Sidney 
Rigdon. 

5. And I give unto them a 
commandment that they shall go 
forth for a little season, and it 
shall be given by the power of 
the Spirit when they shall return. 

6. And ye shall go forth in the 
power of my Spirit, preaching my 
gospel, two by two, in my name, 



«, flmt blahop In the Church. 72:9 — 12. 107:69 — 75. 
Hr.c. 42: a, nee. 42. 



f, John 1:47. 



DOCTRINE! AND COVENANTS, 42. 



61 



lifting up your voices as with the 
sound of a trump, declaring my 
word like unto angels of God. 

7. And ye shall go forth bap- 
tizing with water, saying: *Re- 
pent ye, repent ye, for the king- 
dom of heaven is at hand. 

8. And from this place ye shall 
go forth into the regions west- 
ward; and inasmuch as ye shall 
find them that will receive you 
ye shall build up r my church in 
every region — 

9. Until the time shall come 
when it shall be revealed unto 
you from on high, when the city 
of the 'New Jerusalem shall be 
prepared, that ye may be gathered 
in one, that ye may be my people 
and I will be your God. 

10. And again, I say unto you, 
that my servant Edward Part- 
ridge shall stand in the office 
whereunto I have appointed him. 
And it shall come to pass, that if 
he transgress another shall be ap- 
pointed in his stead. Even so. 
Amen. 

11. Again, I say unto you, that 
it shall not be given to any one 
to go forth to preach my gospel, 
or to build up my church, except 
he be ordained by some one who 
has authority, and it is known to 
the church that he has authority 
and has been regularly ordained 
by the heads of the church. 

12. And again, the elders, 
priests and teachers of this church 
shall teach the principles of my 
gospel, which are in the Bible 
and the Book of Mormon, in the 
which is the "fulness of the gos- 
pel. 

13. And they shall observe the 



covenants and church articles to 
do them, and these shall be their 
teachings, as they shall be di- 
rected by the Spirit. 

14. And the Spirit shall be 
given unto you by the prayer of 
faith; and if ye 'receive not the 
Spirit ye shall not teach. 

15. And all this ye shall ob- 
serve to do as I have commanded 
concerning your teaching, until 
the 'fulness of my scriptures is 
given. 

16. And as ye shall lift up your 
voices by the Comforter, ye shall 
speak and prophesy as seemeth 
me good; 

17. For, behold, the *Com- 
forter knoweth all things, and 
'beareth^record of the Father and 
of the Son. 

18. And now, behold, I speak 
unto the church. Thou shalt not 
kill; and he that kills shall 'not 
have forgiveness in this world, 
nor in the world to come. 

19. And again, I say, thou 
shalt not kill; but he that killeth 
shall die. 

20. Thou shalt not steal; and 
he that stealeth and will not re- 
pent shall be cast out. 

21. Thou shalt not lie; he 
that lieth and will not repent 
shall be cast out. 

22. Thou shalt love thy *wife 
with all thy heart, and shalt 
cleave unto her and none else. 

23. And he that looketh upon 
a woman 'to lust after her shall 
deny the faith, and shall not have 
the Spirit; and if he repents not 
he shall be cast out. 

24. Thou shalt m not commit 
adultery; and he that committeth 



b, see h, sec. 3. c, see a, sec. 1. d, see d, sec. 28. e, see b, sec. 18. 
f, 60:17, 18. 63:64. Rom. lt):15. g, vers. 56 — 58. See 1, sec. 14. h, 21:9. 
24:6. 28:4. 31:11. 36:2. 39:6. 50:14. 52:9. 75:10. 79:2. 88:3, 4. 90:11, 14. 
124:97. John 14:16. 15:26. 16:7 — -13. i, see v, sec. 20. 1 John 5:6 — 8. 
3 Ne. 11:32, 35, 36. J, vers. 19, 79. 76:34. 84:41. 1 John 5:16. k, 49:15 — 17. 
75:28. 83:2. 132:62. Eph. 5:28. Col. 3:19. 1,63:16. Matt. 5:28. Gal. 5:16 — 19. 
3 Ne. 12:27, 28. m, vers. 25, 26, 74, 77, 80 — 83. 63:14 — 19. 66:10. 101:6. 132:26, 
27, 39, 41—44, 52, 54, 61—63, 65. Ex. 20:14. Matt. 5:27, 28. 



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adultery, and repenteth not, shall 
be cast out. 

25. But he that has committed 
adultery and repents with all his 
heart, and f orsaketh it, and doeth 
it no more, thou shalt forgive; 

26. But if he doeth it again, 
he shall not be forgiven, but 
shall be cast out. 

27. Thou shalt not speak evil 
of thy neighbor, nor do him any 
harm. 

28. Thou knowest my laws 
concerning these things are given 
in my scriptures; he that sinneth 
and repenteth not shall be cast 
out. 

29. If thou lovest me thou 
shalt serve me and keep all my 
commandments. 

30. And behold, thou wilt re- 
member the poor, and "consecrate 
of thy properties for their sup- 
port that which thou hast to im- 
part unto them, with a covenant 
and a deed which cannot be 
broken. 

31. And inasmuch as ye im- 
part of your substance unto the 
poor, ye will do it unto me; and 
they shall be laid before the 
bishop of my church and his 
counselors, two of the elders, or 
high priests, such as he shall ap- 
point or has appointed and set 
apart for that purpose. 

32. And it shall come to pass, 
that after they are laid before the 
bishop of my church, and after 
that he has received these testi- 
monies concerning the consecra- 
tion of the properties of my 
church, that they cannot be taken 
from the church, agreeable to my 
commandments, every man shall 
be made accountable unto me, a 
•steward over his own property, 
or that which he has received by 



consecration, as much as is suffi- 
cient for himself and family. 

33. And again, if there shall 
be properties in the hands of the 
church, or any individuals of it, 
more than is necessary for their 
support after this first consecra- 
tion, which is a residue to be con- 
secrated unto the bishop, it shall 
be kept to administer to those 
who have not, from time to time, 
that every man who has need may 
be amply supplied and receive ac- 
cording to his wants. 

34. Therefore, the residue 
shall be kept in my storehouse, 
to administer to the poor and the 
needy, as shall be appointed by 
the 'high council of the church, 
and the bishop and his council; 

35. And for the purpose of 
purchasing lands for the public 
benefit of the church, and build- 
ing houses of worship, and build- 
ing up of the *New Jerusalem 
which is hereafter to be re- 
vealed — 

36. That my 'covenant people 
may be gathered in one in that 
day when I shall 'come to my 
temple. And this I do for the 
salvation of my people. 

37. And it shall come to pass, 
that he that sinneth and repent- 
eth not shall be cast out of the 
church, and shall not receive 
again that which he has conse- 
crated unto the poor and the 
needy of my church, or in other 
words, unto me — 



38. For inasmuch]! 
unto the least of thi 
unto me. 

39. For if 
that which I si 
of my prophets si 
for I will consecrate oi 
of those who embrace my gospel 




ye do it 
ye do it 

to pass, 

mouths 

ulfilled; 

riches 



n, 58:35, 36. 85:3. 104:60,66. 105:29. o, vers. 53, 70. 51:3 — 6,19. 64:30. 
70:9 — 11. 72:3, 5, 16, 17, 20, 22. 101:61. 104:11 — 44, 54 — 57, 68— 86. 124:14. 
Luke 12:42. p, sees. 102 and 120. Q, see d, sec. 28. r, ver. 9. s, see d, 
sec. 36, and c, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 42. 



63 



among the Gentiles unto tlie poor 
of my people who are of the 
house of Israel. 

40. And again, thou shalt not 
be proud In thy heart; let all thy 
'garments be plain, and their 
beauty the beauty of the work of 
thine own hands; 

41. And let all things be done 
In cleanliness before me. 

42. Thou shalt "not be idle; for 
lie that la idle shall not eat the 
bread nor wear the garments of 
the laborer. 

43. And whosoever among you 
'are sick, and have not faith to 
be healed, but believe, shall be 
nourished with all tenderness, 
with herbs and mild food, and 
that not by the hand of an enemy. 

44. And the elders of the 
church, two or more, shall be 
called, and shall pray for and 
lay their hands upon them in my 
name; and if they die they shall 
die unto me, and if tbey live they 
shall live unto me. 

46. Thou shalt live together in 
love, insomuch that "thou shalt 
weep for the loss of them that 
die, and more especially for those 
that have not hope of a glorious 
resurrection. 

46. And it shall come to pass 
that those that die in me shall 
'not taste of death, for it shall be 
sweet unto them; 

47. And they that die not in 
me. "wo unto them, for their 
death is bitter. 

48. And again, it shall come to 
pass that he that hath 'faith In 
me to be healed, and Is not ap- 
pointed unto death, shall be 
healed. 

49. He who hath faith to see 



50. He who hath faith to hear 
shall hear. 

61. The lame who hath faith 
to leap shall leap. 

52. And they who have not 
faith to do these things, but be- 
lieve in me, have power to be- 
come my sons; and inasmuch as 
they break not my laws thou shalt 
bear their infirmities. 

53. Thou sbalt stand In the 
place of thy stewardship. 

54. Thou shalt not take thy 
brother's garment; thou sbalt 
-"pay for that which thou shalt 
receive of thy brother. 

55. And if thou obtalnest 
"more than that which would be 
for thy support, thou shait give 
it into my storehouse, that all 
things may be done according to 
that which 1 have said. 

56. Thou shalt ask, and my 
;r scriptures shall be given as I 
have appointed, and they shall be 
preserved in safety; 

57. And it is expedient that 
thou shouldst hold thy peace con- 
cerning them, and not teach theni 
until ye have received them in 
full. 

58. And I give unto you a 
commandment that then ye shall 
teach them unto all men; for 
-'they shall be taught unto all 
nations, kindreds, tongues and 
people. 

59. Thou shalt take the things 
which thou hast received, which 
have been given unto thee in my 
scriptures for a law, to be my law 
to govern my church; 

60. And he that doeth accord- 
ing to these things shall be saved, 
and he that doeth them not shall 
be damned If he so continue. 



t, 91 

41— n. 



, 7B. 



., 63:4 



-63. Joh 



;::10. 82:18. 101:18. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 42. 



61. If thou shalt ask, 2e thou 
shalt receive revelation upon reve- 
lation, knowledge upon knowl- 
edge, that thou mayest know the 
mysteries and peaceable things — 
that which bringeth joy, that 
which bringeth life eternal. 

62. Thou shalt ask, and it shall 
be revealed unto you in mine own 
due time 2r where the New Jeru- 
salem shall be built. 

63. And behold, it shall come 
to pass that my servants shall be 
sent forth to the east and to the 
west, to the north and to the 
south. 

64. And even now, let him that 
goeth to the east teach them that 
shall be converted to flee to the 
west, and this in consequence of 
that which is coming on the 
earth," and of 2 'secret combina- 
tions. 

65. Behold, thou shalt observe 
all these things, and great shall 
be thy reward; for unto you it is 
given to 2fc know the mysteries of 
the kingdom, but unto the world 
it is not given to know them. 

66. Ye shall observe the laws 
• which ye have received and be 

faithful. 

67. And ye shall hereafter re- 
ceive 2< church covenants, such as 
shall be sufficient to establish 
you, both here and in the New 
Jerusalem. 

68. Therefore, 2 *he that lack- 
eth wisdom, let him ask of me, 
and I will give him liberally and 
upbraid him not. 

69. Lift up your hearts and 
rejoice, for unto you the ^king- 
dom, or in other words, the keys 
of the church have been given. 
Even so. Amen. 

70. The priests and teachers 



shall have their stewardships, 
even as the members. 

71. And the elders or high 
priests who are appointed to as- 
sist the bishop as counselors in 
all things, are to have their fam- 
ilies supported out of the prop- 
erty which is consecrated to the 
bishop, for the good of the poor, 
and for other purposes, as be- 
fore mentioned; 

72. Or they are to receive a 
just remuneration for all their 
services, either* a stewardship or 
otherwise, as may be thought 
best or decided by the counselors 
and bishop. 

, 73. And the bishop, also, shall 
receive his support, or a just re- 
muneration for all his services 
in the church. 

74. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, that whatever persons among 
you, having put away their com- 
panions for the 2 *cause of fornica- 
tion, or in other words, if they 
shall testify before you in all low- 
liness of heart that this is the 
case, ye shall not cast them out 
from among you; 

75. But if ye shall find that 
any persons have left their com- 
panions for the 2l sake of adultery, 
and they themselves are the of- 
fenders, and their companions are 
living, they shall be cast out from 
among you. 

76. And again, I say unto you, 
that ye shall be watchful and 
careful, with all inquiry, that ye 
receive none such among you if 
they are married; 

77. And if they are not mar- 
ried, they shall repent of all their 
sins or ye shall not receive them. 

78. And again, every person 
who belongeth to this church of 
Christ, shall observe to keep all 



2e, vers. 65, 67. 59:4. 76:7. 88:77—79. 98:12. 101:32. 121:26—33. 2f , see 

& 2 ec -o? 8 -„« 2 *Z see s - sec - 38 - 2h » see 2e - 21 » 1:22. 22:1. 25:13. 38:20. 

66:2. 84:39 2z, see c sec. 4. James 1:6. 2J, see k, sec. 6; and x, sec. 35. 

2k, 1 Cor. 5:9—13. 6:9, 13—20. 21, ver. 76. See m. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 43. 



65 



the commandments and cove- 
nants of the church. 

79. And it shall come to pass, 
that if any persons among you 
shall kill they shall be delivered 
up and dealt with according to 
the laws of the land; for remem- 
ber that he hath 2m no forgive- 
ness; and it shall be proved 
according to the laws of the 
land. 

80. And if any man or woman 
shall 2n commit adultery, he or she 
shall be tried before two elders 
of the church, or more, and every 
word shall be established against 
him or her by two witnesses of 
the church, and not of the enemy; 
but if there are more than two 
witnesses it is better. 

81. But he or she shall be con- 
demned by the mouth of two wit- 
nesses; and the elders shall lay 
the case before the church, and 
the church shall lift up their 
hands against him or her, that 
they may be dealt with according 
to the law of God. 

82. And if it can be, it is neces- 
sary that the bishop be present 
also. 

83. And thus ye shall do in all 
cases which shall come before 
you. 

84. And if a man or woman 
shall rob, he or she shall be de- 
livered up unto the law of the 
land. 

85. And if he or she shall steal, 



he or she shall be delivered up 
unto the law of the land. 

86. And if he or she shall lie, 
he or she shall be delivered up 
unto the law of the land. 

87. And if he or she do 2o any 
manner of iniquity, he or she 
shall be delivered up unto the 
law, even that of God. 

88. And if thy brother or sis- 
ter 2p offend thee, thou shalt take 
him or her between him or her 
and thee alone; and if he or she 
confess thou shalt be reconciled. 

89. And if he or she confess 
not thou shalt deliver him or her 
up unto the church, not to the 
members, but to the elders. And 
it shall be done in a meeting, and 
that not before the world. 

90. And if thy brother or. sister 
offend many, he or she shall be 
chastened before many. 

91. And if any one offend 
openly, he or she shall be re- 
buked openly, that he or she may 
be ashamed. And if he or she 
confess not, he or she shall be 
delivered up unto the law of God. 

92. If any shall offend in secret, 
he or she shall be rebuked in 
secret, that he or she may have 
opportunity to confess in secret 
to him or her whom he or she 
has offended, and to God, that 
the church may not speak re- 
proachfully of him or her. 

93. And thus shall ye conduct 
in all things. 



SECTION 43. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, in February, 1831. At this time some members of the Church 
were disturbed by people making false claims as revelators. See His- 
tory of the Church, vol. 1, p. 154. First part of the revelation 

addressed to the Elders of the Church — Revelations to the Church given 
only through the one appointed to receive such — Elders warned against 

2m, vers. 18, 19. 2n, see m. 2o v ver. 28. 43:11. 2p, 20:80. 



66 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 43. 



spurious claims and false teachings of others — Elders sent forth to 
teach according to the spirit of revelation and not to be taught in the 
precepts of men — Assurances of the Lord's future advent— Calamities 
to precede his coming — Latter part of the revelation addressed to the 
nations of the earth — Warning, proclamation, and commandment. 



1. O hearken, ye elders of my ; 
church* and give ear to the words 
which I shall speak unto yon. 

2. For behold, verily, verily, I 
say unto yon, that ye have re- 
ceived a commandment for a "law 
unto my church, through him 
whom I have appointed nnto you 
to receive commandments and 
revelations from my hand. 

3. And this ye shall know as- 
suredly — that there is *none other 
appointed unto you to receive 
commandments and revelations 
until he be taken, if he abide in 
me. 

4. But verily, verily, I say unto 
you, that none else shall be ap- 
pointed unto this gift except it 
be through him ; for if it be taken 
from him he shall not have power 
except to appoint another in his 
stead. 

5. And this shall be a law unto 
you, that ye receive not the teach- 
ings of any that shall come be- 
fore you as revelations or com- 
mandments; 

6. And this I give unto you 
that you may not be deceived, 
that you may know they are not 
of me. 

7. For verily I say unto you, 
that he that is 'ordained of me 
shall come in at the gate and be 
ordained as I have told you be- 
fore, to teach those revelations 
which you have received and 
shall receive through him whom 
I have appointed. 

8. And now, behold, I give 
unto you a commandment, that 
when ye are assembled together 
ye shall instruct and edify each 



other, that ye may know how to 
act and direct my church, how to 
act upon the points of my law 
and commandments, which I have 
given. 

9. And thus ye shall become 
instructed in the law of my 
church, and be sanctified by that 
which ye have received, and ye 
shall 'bind yourselves to act in 
all holiness before me — 

10. That inasmuch as ye do 
this, glory shall be added to the 
kingdom which ye have received. 
Inasmuch as ye do it not, it shall 
be taken, even that which ye 
have received. 

11. Purge ye out the iniquity 
which is among you; sanctify 
yourselves before me; 

12. And if ye desire the glories 
of the kingdom, appoint ye my 
servant Joseph Smith, Jan., and 
uphold him before me by the 
prayer of faith. 

13. And again, I say unto yon, 
that if ye desire the mysteries of 
the kingdom, provide for him 
food and raiment, and whatso- 
ever thing he needeth to accom- 
plish the work wherewith I have 
commanded him; 

14. And if ye do it not he shall 
remain unto them that have re- 
ceived him, that I may reserve 
unto myself a pure people before 
me. 

15. Again* I say, hearken ye 
elders of my church, whom I have 
appointed: Ye are not sent forth 
to be taught, but to teach the 
children of men the things which 
I have put into your hands by 
the power of my Spirit; 



a. see sec. 42. 
Job 31:1. 



b, aee 2u, sec. 20. 28:11, 12, 13. c, see b. d, 88:127 — 141. 



DOCTRJNE AND COVENANTS, 43. 



67 



16. And ye 'are to be taught 
from on high. Sanctity your- 
selves and ye shall be 'endowed 
with power, that ye may give even 
as I have spoken. 

17. Hearken ye, for, behold, 
the great day o( the Lord is nigh 
at hand. 

IB. For the day cometh that 
the Lord shall "utter his voice 
out of heaven; the heavens shall 
'shake and the earth shall trem- 
ble, and the 'trump of God shall 
sound both long and loud, and 
shall say to the sleeping nations: 
Ye saints arise and live; ye sin- 
ners stay and sleep until I shall 
call again. 

19. Wherefore gird up your 
loins lest ye be found among the 
wicked. 

20. Lift up your voices and 
spare not. Call upon the 'na- 
tions to repent, both old and 
young, both bond and free, say- 
ing: Prepare yourselves for the 
great day of the Lord; 

21. For if I, who am a man, do 
lift up my voice and call upon you 
to repent, and ye hate me, what 
will ye say when the day cometh 
when the thunders shall utter 
their voices from the ends of the 
earth, speaking to the ears of all 
that live, saying — 'Repent, and 
prepare for the great day of the 

22. Yea, and again, when the 
lightnings shall streak forth from 
the east unto the west, and shall 
utter forth their voices unto all 
that live, and make the ears of 
all tingle that hear, saying these 
-words — 'Repent ye, for the great 
day of the Lord is come? 

23. And again, the Lord shall 
"utter his voice out of heaven, 

*:■:■!?.■ ' : :;'s. "'</.:;■;! ' ill'. " h.' -'■■■ 



saying; Hearken, O ye nations of 
the earth, and hear the words of 
that God who made you. 

24. O, ye nations of the earth, 
how often would I have "gathered 
you together as a hen gathereth 
her chickens under her wings, 
but ye would not! 

25. How oft have I called upon 
you by the mouth of my servants, 
and by the ministering of angels, 
and by mine own voice, and by 
the "voice of thunderings, and by 
the voice of lightnings, and by 
the voice of tempests, and by the 
voice of earthquakes, and great 
hailstorms, and by the voice of 
famines and pestilences of every 
kind, and by the great sound of 
a trump, and by the voice of 
Judgment, and by the voice of 
mercy all the day long, and by 
the voice of glory and honor and 
the riches of eternal life, and 
would have saved you with an 
everlasting salvation, but ye 
would not! 

26. Behold the day has come, 
when the cup of the wrath of 
mine indignation is full, 

27. Behold, verily 1 say unto 
you, that these are the words of 
the Lord your God. 

28. Wherefore, labor ye, 'labor 
ye in my vineyard for the last 
time — for the last time call upon 
the inhabitants of the earth. 

29. For in mine own due time 
will I come upon the earth In 
Judgment, and my people shall be 
redeemed and shall "reign with 

30. For the great 'Millennium, 
of which I have spoken by the 
mouth of my servants, shall come. 

31. For 'Satan shall be bound, 

■c B &, L sac I, ate. it. I, see hi 



101:M. R«V. ! 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 44, 45. 



and when he is loosed again he 
shall only reign for a 'little sea- 
son, and then cometh the "end 
of the earth. 

32. And he that liveth in right- 
eousness shall be v changed in the 
twinkling of an eye, and the 
•earth shall pass away so as by 
fire. 

33. And the wicked shall go 
away into 'unquenchable fire, and 



their end no man knoweth on 
earth, nor ever shall know, until 
they come before me in judgment. 

34. Hearken ye to these words. 
Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the 
Savior of the world. Treasure 
these things up in your hearts, 
and let the Solemnities of eter- 
nity rest upon your minds. 

35. Be sober. Keep all my 
commandments. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 44. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rig don, 
at Kirtland, Ohio, in the latter part of February, 1831. In com- 
pliance with the requirement herein set forth the Church appointed a 

conference to be held early in the month of June following. The 

Elders to assemble to receive further instruction — To organize accord- 
ing to the laws of th& land, thus strengthening themselves against the 
machinations of their opponents. 



1. Behold, thus saith the Lord 
unto you my servants, it is ex- 
pedient in me that the elders of 
my church should be called to- 
gether, from the east and from 
the west, and from the north and 
from the south, by letter or some 
other way. 

2. And it shall come to pass, 
that inasmuch as they are faith- 
ful, and exercise faith in me, I 
will pour out my Spirit upon them 
in the day that they assemble 
themselves together. 

3. And it shall come to pass 
that they shall go forth into the 
regions round about, and preach 
repentance unto the people. 



4. And many shall be con- 
verted, insomuch that ye shall ob- 
tain power to organize yourselves 
"according to the laws of man; 

5. That your enemies may not 
have power over you; that you 
may be preserved in all things; 
that you may be enabled to keep 
my laws; that every bond may 
be broken wherewith the enemy 
seeketh to destroy my people. 

6. Behold, I say unto you, that 
ye must visit the poor and the 
needy and administer to their re- 
lief, that they may be kept until 
all things may be done accord- 
ing to my "law which ye have 
received. Amen. 



SECTION 45. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to the Church, 
at Kirtland, Ohio, March 7 , 1831. Prefacing his record of this revela- 
tion, the Prophet states that at this age of the Church many false 



t 29:22. 
16:5l! *52?"' 



u, 88:26. 101:25. 121:32. v, 63:51. 88:20, 28. 101:31. 1 Cor. 



1 Thess. 4:16, 17. 



w, see u. 



x, 29:28. See e and f, • sec. 19. 



y, 84:61. 88:121. 100:7. Sec. 44: a, 51:6. 58:21, 22. 63:27. 98:5 — 7. 101:76. 

109:64. Sec. 134. Rom. 13:1. 1 Pet. 2:13, 14. b, see sec. 42. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 45. 69 

reports and foolish stories were published and circulated, to prevent 
people from investigating the work or embracing the faith. See His- 
tory of the Church, vol. 1, p. 158. Jesus Christ the advocate for 

His people with the Father — Blessed state of Enoch and his people — 
Prediction made to the disciples in former days cited — Times of the 
Gentiles signalized by the light of the Gospel — In the same generation 
the times of the Gentiles to be fulfilled— A desolating sickness named 
among the many tribulations preceding the coming of the Lord in 
judgment — Significance of the parable of the fig-trees and that of the 
ten virgins — Gathering of the people from the eastern lands into the 
■western countries — Promise of the establishment of the New Jerusa- 
lem — Eventual triumph of Zion. 



1. Hearken, ye people of 
my church, to whom the "kingdom 
has been given; hearken ye and 
give ear to him who laid the 
Foundation of the earth, who 
made the heavens and all the 
hosts thereof, and by whom all 
things were made which live, and 
move, and have a being. 

2. And again I say, hearken 
unto my voice, lest death shall 
overtake you; in an hour when 
ye think not the 'summer shall be 
past, and the harvest ended, and 
your souls not saved. 

3. Listen to him who is the 
•advocate with the Father, who is 
pleading your cause before him — 

4. Saying: Father, behold the 
sufferings and death of him who 
did no sin, in whom thou wast 
well pleased; behold the blood of 
thy Son which was shed, the blood 
of him whom thou gavest that 
thyself might be glorified; 

5. Wherefore, Father, spare 
these my brethren that believe on 
my name, that they may come 
unto me and have everlasting 
life. 

6. Hearken, O ye people of my 
church, and ye elders listen to- 
gether, and hear my voice while 



it is called today, and harden 
not your hearts; 

7. For verily I say unto you 
that I am Alpha and Omega, the 
beginning and the end, the "light 
and the life of the world — a light 
that 'shlneth in darkness and the 
darkness comprehendeth it not. 

8. I came unto 'mine own, and 
mine own received me not; but 
unto as many as received me gave 
I "power to do many miracles, 
and to become the sons of God; 
and even unto them that believed 
on my name gave I power to ob- 
tain eternal life. 

9. And even so I have sent 
mine "everlasting covenant into 
the world, to be a light to the 
world, and to be a 'standard for 
my people, and for the Gentiles 
to seek to it, and to be a ■'mes- 
senger before my face to prepare 
the way before me. 

10. Wherefore, come ye unto 
it, and with him that cometh I 
will reason as with men in days 
of old, and I will show unto you 
my strong reasoning. 

11. Wherefore, hearken ye to- 
gether and let me show unto you 
even my wisdom — the wisdom of 







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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 45. 



him whom ye say is the God of 
Enoch, and his brethren, 

12. Who were 'separated from 
the earth, and were received unto 
myself — a city reserved until a 
day of righteousness shall come — 
a day which was sought for by 
all holy men, and they found it 
not because of wickedness and 
abominations; 

13. And confessed they were 
strangers and pilgrims on the 
earth; 

14. But obtained a promise 
that they should find it and see 
it in their flesh. 

15. Wherefore, hearken and I 
will reason with you, and I will 
speak unto you and prophesy, as 
unto men in days of old. 

16. And I will show it plainly 
as I showed it unto my disciples 
as I stood before them in the 
flesh, and spake unto them, say- 
ing: As ye have asked of me con- 
cerning the signs of my coming, 
in the day when I shall come in 
my glory in the clouds of heaven, 
to fulfil the promises that I have 
made unto your fathers, 

17. For as ye have looked upon 
the long absence of your spirits 
from your bodies to be a bondage, 
I will show unto you how the day 
of redemption shall come, and 
also the 'restoration of the scat- 
tered Israel. 

18. And now ye behold this 
temple which is in Jerusalem, 
which ye call the house of God, 
and your enemies say that this 
house shall never fall. 

19. But, verily I say unto you, 
that desolation shall come upon 
this generation as a thief in the 
night, and this people shall be 
•"destroyed and scattered among 
all nations. 



20. And this temple which ye 
now see shall be thrown down 
that there shall not be left "one 
stone upon another. 

21. And it shall come to pass, 
that this generation of Jews shall 
not pass away until every desola- 
tion which I have told you con- 
cerning them shall come to pass. 

22. Ye say that ye know that 
the end of the world cometh; ye 
say also that ye know that the 
heavens and the earth shall pass 
away; 

23. And in this ye say truly, 
for so it is; but these things 
which I have told you shall not 
pass away until all shall be ful- 
filled. 

24. And this I have told you 
concerning Jerusalem; and when 
that day shall come, shall a rem- 
nant be scattered among all na- 
tions; 

25. But they shall be gathered 
again ; but they shall remain until 
the °time8 of the Gentiles be ful- 
filled. 

26. And in that day shall be 
heard of wars and rumors of 
wars, and the 'whole earth shall 
be in commotion, and men's 
hearts shall fail them, and they 
shall say that Christ delayeth his 
coming until the end of the earth. 

27. And the love of men shall 
wax cold, and iniquity shall 
abound. 

28. And when the times of the 
Gentiles is come in, a *light shall 
break forth among them that sit 
in darkness, and it shall be the 
tulness of my gospel; 

29. But they receive it not; 
for they perceive not the light, 
and they turn their hearts from 
me because of the precepts of 
men. 



k.see d, sec. 38. 1, vers. 25, 43, 51 — 53. m, 113:9, 10. Luke 20:16. 21:23, 

24. Jer. 29:18. n, Matt. 24:2. Luke 19:44. o, ver. 30. Luke 21:24. Rom. 

11:25 — 27. p, vers. 31, 33, 49, 50, 63. 43:21. 63:33. 88:91. Isa. 13:18. Luke 

21:10, 11, 25 — 27. q, see i; also h, sec. 6. r, see b, sec. 18. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 45. 



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30. And in that 'generation 
shall the times of the Qentiles 
be fulfilled. 

31. And there shall be 'men 
standing in that generation, that 
shall not pass until they shall 
see an overflowing scourge; for 
i "desolating sickness shall cover 
;he land. 

32. But my disciples 'shall 
stand in holy places, and shall 
lot be moved; but among the 
wicked, men shall lift up their 
roices and "curse Qod and die. 

33. And there shall be *earth- 
luakes also in divers places, and 
many desolations; yet men will 
harden their hearts against me, 
and they will "take up the sword, 
3ne against another, and they will 
kill one another. 

34. And now, when I the Lord 
had spoken these words unto my 
disciples, they were troubled. 

35. And I said unto them: Be 
not troubled, for, when all these 
things shall come to pass, ye may 
know that the promises which 
have been made unto you shall 
be fulfilled. 

36. And when the light shall 
'begin to break forth, it shall be 
with them like unto a parable 
which I will show you — 

37. Ye look and behold the fig- 
trees, and ye see them with your 
eyes, and ye say when they begin 
to shoot forth, and their leaves 
are yet tender, that summer is 
now nigh at hand; 

38. Even so it shall be in that 
day when they shall see all these 
things, then shall they 2a know 
that the hour is nigh. 

39. And it shall come to pass 



that he that feareth me shall be 
looking forth for the great day 
of the Lord to come, even for the 
2 "signs of the coming of the Son 
of Man. 

40. And they shall 2c see signs 
and wonders, for they shall be 
shown forth in the heavens above, 
and in the earth beneath. 

41. And they shall behold 
blood, and fire, and vapors of 
smoke. 

42. And before the day of the 
Lord shall come, the "sun shall 
be darkened, and the moon be 
turned into blood, and the stars 
fall from heaven. 

43. And the remnant shall be 
2e gathered unto this place; 

44. And then they shall look 
for me, and, behold, I will come; 
and *'they shall see me in the 
clouds of heaven, clothed with 
power and great glory, with all 
the holy angels; and he that 
watches not for me shall be cut 
off. 

45. But before the arm of the 
Lord shall fall, an 2 "angel shall 
sound his trump, and the saints 
that have slept shall come forth 
to "meet me in the cloud. 

46. Wherefore, if ye have slept 
in peace blessed are you; for as 
you now behold me and know 
that I am, even so shall ye come 
unto me and your souls shall live, 
and your redemption shall be per- 
fected; and the 2< saints shall come 
forth from the four quarters of 
the earth. 

47. Then shall the 2 >arm of the 
Lord fall upon the nations. 

48. And then shall the Lord 
set his "foot upon this mount, 



8, see o. t, 5:19. 29:18—21. 84:92 — 97,114,115,117. 87:3—7. 97:22 — 26. 
105:15. u, see t. v. 63:24. 64:41 — 43. 87:8. 101:21, 22, 64. w, Job 2:9. 
Rev. 16:21. X, ver. 48. 43:18. 84:118. 88:87, 90. y, see p. z, see i. 
2a, see e, sec. 1. 2b, see e, sec. 1. 2c, 29:14. 35:10. 68:11. 88:88 — 110. See 
e, sec. 1. Isa. 29:14. Joel 2:30. 2d, see n, sec. 29. 2e, vers. 17, 25, 44. 51 — 53. 
29:7. 38:31. 39:22. 42:36. 84:2, 4. 101:13. 133:4, 7, 13. 2f, ver. 16. 34:7. 
76:63, 102. 78:21. 84:100. 88:94 — 98. 2g 9 see 1, sec. 29. 2h, see m, sec. 29. 
Matt. 25:1, 6. 1 These. 4:17. 21, see j, sec. 10. 2j, see f and g, sec. 1. 
2k, 38:17. 133:18, 20, 66. Zech. 14:4, 5. Rev. 14:1. 



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and it shall cleave in twain, and 
the earth shall 2I tremble, and reel 
to and fro, and the ""heavens also 
shall shake. 

49. And the Lord shall 2n utter 
his voice, and all the ends of the 
earth shall hear it; and the ^na- 
tions of the earth shall mourn, 
and they that have laughed shall 
see their folly. 

50. And calamity shall cover 
the mocker, and the scorner shall 
be consumed ; and they that have 
watched for iniquity shall be 
hewn down and cast into the fire. 

51. And then shall the Jews 
look upon me and say: 2p What 
are these wounds in thine hands 
and in thy feet? 

52. Then shall they know that 
I am the Lord ; for I will say unto 
them: These wounds are the 
wounds with which I was wound- 
ed in the house of my friends. 
I am he who was lifted up. I 
am Jesus that was crucified. I 
am the Son of God. 

53. And then shall 2 «they weep 
because of their iniquities; then 
shall they lament because they 
persecuted their king. 

54. And then shall the ^heath- 
en nations be redeemed, and they 
that knew no law shall have 2 *part 
in the first resurrection; and it 
shall be tolerable for them. 

55. And 2t Satan shall be bound, 
that he shall have no place in the 
hearts of the children of men. 

56. And at that day, when I 
shall come in my glory, shall the 
parable be fulfilled which I spake 
concerning the 2u ten virgins. 

57. For they that are wise and 
have received the truth, and have 
taken the Holy Spirit for their 
guide, and have not been de- 



ceived — verily I say unto you, 
they shall not be hewn down and 
cast into the fire, but shall abide 
the day. 

58. And the earth shall be 
given unto them for an inheri- 
tance; and they shall 2 *multiply 
and wax strong, and their chil- 
dren shall grow up without sin 
unto salvation. 

59. For the Lord shall be 2 *in 
their midst, and his glory shall 
be upon them, and he will be their 
king and their lawgiver. 

60. And now, behold, I say unto 
you, it shall not be given unto yon 
to know any further concerning 
this chapter, until the New Testa- 
ment be ^translated, and in it all 
these things shall be made known; 

61. Wherefore I give unto you 
that ye may now translate it, that 
ye may be prepared for the things 
to come. 

62. For verily I say unto you, 
that great things await you; 

63. Ye hear of wars in foreign 
lands; but, behold, I say unto you, 
they are nigh, even at your doors, 
and not 2v many years hence ye 
shall hear of wars in your own 
lands. 

64. Wherefore I, the Lord, 
have said, 2 *gather ye out from 
the eastern lands, assemble ye 
yourselves together ye elders of 
my church; go ye forth into the 
western countries, call upon the 
inhabitants to repent, and inas- 
much as they do repent, build 
up churches unto me. 

65. And with one heart and 
with one mind, gather up your 
riches that ye may purchase an 
inheritance which shall hereafter 
be appointed unto you. 

66. And it shall be called the 



21, see x. 2m, see e, sec. 21. 2n, see g, sec. 43. 2o, see f and g, sec. 1. 
2p, Zech. 12:10. 13:6. 2q, Zech. 12:10 — 14. 2r, Ezek. 36:23, 36. 37:M. 

38:16, 23. 39:7, 21, 23. 2g, 76:71 — 80. 2t, see s, sec. 43. 2u, 63:54. %f, 

63:51. 101:29 — 31. 132:30, 63. 2w, see e, sec. 1. 2x, see s, sec. 35. 2y t set 

t, sec. 38. 2z v see j, sec. 10. 



DOCTHINE AND COVENANTS, 46. 



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"New Jerusalem, a land of peace, 
a. city of refuge, a place of safety 
for the saints of the Most High 
God; 

67. And the "glory of the Lord 
shall be there, and the "terror 
of the Lord also shall be there. 
Insomuch that the wicked will 
not come unto It, and it shall be 
called "Zion. 

68. And It shall come to pass 
among the wicked, that every 
man that will ''not take his sword 
against his neighbor must needs 
flee unto "Zion for safety. 

69. And there shall be gathered 
unto It out of "every nation un- 
der heaven; and it shall be the 
"only people that shall not be at 
war one with another. 

70. And It shall be said among 
the wicked : "Let us not go up to 
battle against "'Zion, for the in* 
habitants of Zion are terrible; 
wherefore we cannot stand. 

71. And It shall come to pass 



that the righteous shall be gath- 
ered out from "among all nations, 
and shall come to Zion, singing 
with "songs of everlasting Joy. 

72. And now I say unto you, 
keep these things from going 
abroad unto the world until it is 
expedient in me, that ye may ac- 
complish this work in the eyeB of 
the people, and in the eyes of 
your enemies, that they may not 
know your works until ye have 
accomplished the thing which I 
have commanded you; 

73. That when they shall know 
it, that they may consider these 
things. 

74. For when the Lord shall 
appear he shall be ""terrible unto 
them, that fear may seize upon 
them, and they shall stand afar 
off and tremble. 

75. And '"all nations shall be 
afraid because of the terror of 
the Lord, and the power of his 
might. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 46. 
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to the Church, 
at Kirtland, Ohio, March 8, 1831. A custom of admitting to the sacra- 
ment meetings and other assemblies of the Church only members and 
earnest investigators had become somewhat general. See History of 

Ike Church, vol 1, p. 163. Meetings of the Church to be conducted 

as the Holy Spirit shall guide — Neither members nor earnest seekers 
after the truth to be excluded from sacramental services — Many of the 
gifts of the Holy Spirit enumerated — Power of discernment promised 
so that manifestations not inspired by the Spirit of God may be 
recognized. 



3d, 2 



:. 29. 



■. 313. 



6, t, 8. 70:1. 8. 12:6. 13— IS, 17, IS, 24. 2(1. 7- is2;U— 11. 84:2— 4, 32, S(, 

M, 78, 10*. 89:1. 90:32, 34, 3G. 97:1, : — .-.. !■-., !i. JS— 21. 25. 99:8. 100:13. 
191:18— 18, 31. 7(1, 74, T6. 103:1, 11, 13.  2 J. in, 31, :C3. 104:47. 4B. 

106:6, S, 9, 13, 14. 34. 107:59, 74, 109 "■ 1 . r.:-. 111:2, 6. 116:3. 8. 117:9. 14. 
118:2. 119:1, i, 6, 6, 7. 124:36. 133:4, :■ : . . 1 20, 21. 34, 32, 56. lea, 2:3, 4. 
le, var*. 83. 83, 89. SB:29. 83:33. Sec -7. f, oee 3d. 3«, see j, sec. 10. 

It, ■» o. HC. I. Is*. 13:4— 13, 88:14—18. 31, see 3b. 3J. see 3d. 3k, BBS 

1, hc 10. 31, 101:18. Isa. 36:10. 3m, see e, uec. 1. 3D, see e. sec. 1. 



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1. Hearken, ye people of my 
church; for verily I say unto you 
that these things were spoken 
unto you for your profit and 
learning. 

2. But notwithstanding those 
things which are written, it al- 
ways has been given to the elders 
of my church from the beginning, 
and ever shall be, to "conduct all 
meetings as they are directed and 
guided by the Holy Spirit. 

3. Nevertheless ye are com- 
manded never to cast any one out 
from your public meetings, which 
are held before the world. 

i. Ye are also commanded not 
to cast any one who belongeth to 
the churcb out of your sacrament 
meetings; nevertheless, if any 
have trespassed, 'let him not par- 
take until he makes reconcilia- 
tion. 

5. And again I say unto you, 
ye shall not cast any out of your 
sacrament meetings who are ear- 
nestly seeking the kingdom — I 
speak this concerning those who 
are not of the church. 

6. And again I say unto you, 
concerning your r conflrmation 
meetings, that if there be any 
that are not of the church, that 
are earnestly seeking after the 
kingdom, ye shall not cast them 
out. 

7. But ye are commanded In 
all things to ask of God, who 
gtveth liberally; and that which 
the Spirit testifies unto you even 
ao I would that ye should do in 
all holiness of heart, walking up- 
rightly before me, considering the 
end of your salvation, doing all 
things with prayer and thanks- 
giving, that ye may not be se- 
duced by evil spirits, or doctrines 
of devils, or the commandments 



ola 



; for si 



e ui !i 



others of devils. 

S. Wherefore, beware lest ye le 
are deceived; and that ye may t: 
not be deceived 'seek ye earnestly 
the best gifts, always remember- z 
ing for what they are given; i 

9. For verily I say unto you, n 
they are given for the benefit ol 
those who love me and keep all « 
my commandments, and him that g 
seeketh so to do; that all may be u 
benefited that seek or that ask 
of me, that ask and not for a £ 
sign that they may consume ii 
upon their lusts. t> 

10. And again, verily I say 
unto .you, I would that ye should ■• 
always remember, and always re- 
tain in your minds 'what those t 
gifts are, that are given unto the 
church. ; 

11. For all have not every gilt 
given unto them; for there are i 
many gifts, and to 'every man Is 
given a gift by the Spirit of God. < 

12. To some Is given one, and 
to some is given another, that all < 
may be profited thereby. 

13. To some it is given by the 
Holy Ghost to 'know that Jesni , 
Christ Is the Son of God, and that I 
he was crucified for the sins ol < 
the world. 

14. To others It is given to be- 
lieve on their words, that they 
also might have eternal life If 
they continue faithful. 

15. And again, to some it Is 
given by the Holy Ghost to know 
the differences of administration, 
as It will be pleasing unto the 
same Lord, according as the Lord 
will, suiting his mercies according 
to the conditions of the children 
of men. 

16. And again, it is given by 
the Holy Ghost to some to kno* 
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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 47. 



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-whether they be of God, that the 
manifestations of the Spirit may 
be given to every man to profit 
withal. 

17. And again, verily I say 
unto you, to some is given, by 
the Spirit of God, the word of 
wisdom. 

18. To another is given the 
word of knowledge, that all may 
be taught to be wise and to have 
knowledge. 

19. And again, to some it is 
given to have faith to be healed; 

20. And to others it is given 
to have faith to heal. 

21. And again, to some is given 
the working of miracles; 

22. And to others it is given 
to prophesy; 

23. And to others the discern- 
ing of spirits. 

24. And again, it is given to 
some to speak with tongues; 

25. And to another is given the 
interpretation of tongues. 

26. And all these gifts eome 
from God, for the benefit of the 
children of God. 

27. And unto the bishop of the 
church, and unto such as God 



shall appoint and ordain to watch 
over the church and to be elders 
unto the church, are to have it 
given unto them to discern all 
those gifts lest there shall be any 
among you professing and yet be 
not of God. 

28. And it shall come to pass 
that he that asketh in Spirit shall 
receive in Spirit; 

29. That unto some it may be 
given to have *all those gifts, that 
there may be a head, in order 
that every member may be profit- 
ed thereby. 

30. He that asketh in the 
'Spirit asketh according to the 
will of God; wherefore it is done 
even as he asketh. 

31. And again, I say unto you, 
all things must be done in the 
name of Christ, whatsoever you 
do in the Spirit; 

32. And ye must give thanks 
unto God in the Spirit for what- 
soever blessing ye are blessed 
with. 

33. And ye must practise vir- 
tue and holiness before me con- 
tinually. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 47. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Kirtland, 
Ohio, March 8, 1831. Prior to this time Oliver Cowdery had acted as 
Church historian and recorder. John Whitmer had not sought an 
appointment as historian, but, being desired to serve in this capacity 
had said that he would obey the will of the Lord in the matter. See 

History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 166. John Whitmer designated 

as the keeper of the history of the Church. 



1. Behold, it is expedient in me 
that my servant John should 
write and keep a regular "history, 
and assist you, my servant Joseph, 
in transcribing all things which 
shall be given you, until he is 
called to further duties. 



2. Again, verily I say unto you 
that he can also lift up his voice 
in meetings, whenever it shall be 
expedient. 

3. And again, I say unto you 
that it shall be appointed unto 
him to keep the church record 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 48, 49. 



and history continually; for 
Oliver Cowdery I have appointed 
to another office. 

4. Wherefore, it shall be given 



him, inasmuch as he is faithful, 
by the Comforter, to write these 
things. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 48. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, March, 1831. Joseph had inquired of the Lord as to the mode 
of procedure in procuring lands for the settlement of the Saints, this 
being an important matter in view of the migration of members of the 
Church from New York State, in obedience to the Lord's command 

that they should assemble in Ohio. The people already established 

in Ohio to share their holdings with new arrivals — Lands to be pur- 
chased as required — The people to follow the counsel of their presiding 
officers in the matter. 

5. The place is not yet to be 
revealed ; but after your brethren 
c come from the east there are to 
be certain men appointed, and to 
them it shall be given to know 
the place, or to them it shall be 
revealed. 

6. And they shall be appointed 
to purchase the lands, and to 
make a commencement to lay the 
'foundation of the city; and then 
shall ye begin to be gathered with 
your families, every man accord- 
ing to his family, according to his 
circumstances, and as is appointed 
to him by the presidency and the 
bishop of the church, according to 
the laws and commandments 
which ye have received, and which 
ye shall hereafter receive. Even 
so. Amen. 



1. It is necessary that ye should 
remain for the present time in 
your places of abode, as it shall 
be suitable to your circumstances. 

2. And inasmuch as ye have 
lands, ye shall impart to the 
"eastern brethren; 

3. And inasmuch as ye have 
not lands, let them buy for the 
present time in those regions 
round about, as seemeth them 
good, for it must needs be neces- 
sary that they have places to live 
for the present time. 

4. It must needs be necessary 
that ye save all the money that 
ye can, and that ye obtain all that 
ye can in righteousness, that in 
time ye may be enabled to pur- 
chase *land for an inheritance, 
even the city. 



SECTION 49. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Sidney 
Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt and Leman Copley, at Kirtland, Ohio, March, 
1831. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 167. Leman Copley had 
embraced the Gospel, but still held to some of the teachings of the 
Shakers, or Shaking Quakers, of whom he had formerly been one. 
Many of these people were honest-hearted, and the Lord directed his 



a, ver. 6. 37:2, 3. 
e, see d, sec. 28. 



b, see d, sec. 28. c, see a. d, see d, sec. 28. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 49. 



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rvants to labor amongst them. 



Exact time of the Lord's advent 



ot to be revealed prior to the great event— Sanctity of marriage as 
law of God unto man — Complete abstinence from meat not required — 
evelopment of Lamanites and establishment of Zion to precede the 
>ming of the great day of the Lord. 



1. Hearken unto my word, my 
*rvants Sidney, and Parley, and 
eman; for behold, verily I say 
nto you, that I give unto you a 
>mmandment that you shall go 
ad preach °my gospel which ye 
ave received, even as ye have re- 
vived it, unto the Shakers. 

2. Behold, I say unto you, that 
*ey desire to know the truth in 
art, but not all, for they are not 
Lght before me and must needs 
spent. 

3. Wherefore, I send you, my 
arvants Sidney and Parley, to 
reach the gospel unto them. 

4. And my servant Leman shall 
e ordained unto this work, that 
e may reason with them, not ac- 
cording to that which he has re- 
Bived of them, but according to 
bat which shall be taught him 
y you my servants; and by so 
oing I will bless him, otherwise 
e shall not prosper. 

5. Thus saith the Lord; for I 
m God, and have sent mine 
>nly Begotten Son into the world 
or the redemption of the world, 
nd have decreed that he that re- 
eiveth him shall be saved, and 
ie that receiveth him not shall 
•e damned — 

6. And they have done unto 
lie Son of Man even as they 
sted; and he has taken his power 
n the right hand of his glory, 
nd now reigneth in the heavens, 
.nd will reign till he ^descends 
n the earth to put all enemies 
nder his feet, which time is nigh 
t hand — 

7. I, the Lord God, have spok- 



en it; but the c hour and the day 
no man knoweth, neither the 
angels in heaven, nor shall they 
know until he comes. 

8. Wherefore, I will that all 
men shall repent, for all are un- 
der sin, except those which I have 
reserved unto myself, holy men 
that ye know not of. 

9. Wherefore, I say unto you 
that I have sent unto you mine 
Everlasting covenant, even that 
which was from the beginning. 

10. And that which I have 
promised I have so fulfilled, and 
the nations of the earth shall 
bow to it; and, if not of them- 
selves, they shall come down, for 
that which is now exalted of it- 
self shall be laid low of power. 

11. Wherefore, I give unto you 
a commandment that ye go among 
this people, and say unto them, 
like unto mine apostle of old, 
whose name was Peter: 

12. Believe on the name of the 
Lord Jesus, who was on the earth, 
and is to come, the beginning and 
the end; 

13. "Repent and be baptized in 
the name of Jesus Christ, accord- 
ing to the holy commandment, 
for the remission of sins; 

14. And whoso doeth this shall 
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, 
by the laying on of the hands of 
the elders of the church. 

15. And again, verily I say 
unto you, that whoso forbiddeth 
to marry is not ordained of God, 
for 'marriage is ordained of God 
unto man. 

16. Wherefore, it is lawful that 



a, see b, sec. 18. b, see e, sec. 1. c, 133:11. Matt. 25:13. Mark 13:32. 
Thess. 6:1 — 3. d, seek, sec. 1. e, see b, sec. 18. f, ver. 16. See k, sec. 
:. 74:5. 131:2. Gen. 2:24. Matt. 19:5, 6. Eph. 5:31, 32. 1 Ne. 16:7, 8. 



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he should have one wife, and they 
twain shall be one flesh, and all 
this that the earth might answer 
the end of its creation; 

17. And that it might be filled 
with the measure of man, accord- 
ing to his creation before the 
world was made. 

18. And whoso forbiddeth to 
abstain from meats, that man 
should not eat the same, is not 
ordained of Qod; 

19. For, behold, the beasts of 
the field and the fowls of the air, 
and that which cometh of the 
earth, is ordained for the use of 
man for food and for raiment, and 
that he might have in abundance. 

20. But it is 'not given that 
one man should possess that 
which is above another, where- 
fore the world lieth in sin. 

21. And wo be unto man that 
sheddeth blood or that wasteth 
flesh and hath no need. 

22. And again, verily I say 
unto you, that the Son of Man 
cometh not in the form of a wo- 
man, neither of a man traveling 
on the earth. 

23. Wherefore, be not deceived, 
but continue in steadfastness, 



looking forth for the 'heavens to 
be shaken, and the earth to 
1 tremble and to reel to and fro 
as a drunken man, and for the 
'valley 8 to be exalted, and for the 
mountains to be made low, and 
for the rough places to become 
smooth — and all this when the 
*angel shall sound his trumpet 

24. But before the great day 
of the Lord shall come, Jacob 
shall 'flourish in the wilderness, 
and the Lamanites shall "blos- 
som as the rose. 

25. Zion shall "flourish upon 
the hills and rejoice upon the 
"mountains, and shall be assem- 
bled together unto the place 
which I have appointed. 

26. Behold, I say unto you, go 
forth as I have commanded yon; 
repent of all your sins; p ask and 
ye shall receive; knock and it 
shall be opened unto you. 

27. Behold, I will go before 
you and be your rearward; and 
I will be in your midst, and yon 
shall not be confounded. 

28. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, 
and I 'come quickly. Even so. 
Amen. 



SECTION 50. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, May, 1831, The Prophet states that some of the Elders present 
did not understand the manifestations of different spirits abroad m» 
the earth, and that this revelation was given in response to his special 
inquiry on the matter. So-called spiritual phenomena were not un- 
common among the members, some of whom claimed to be receiving 
visions and revelations. See History of the Church, vol, 1, p. 170. — - 
False spirits deceiving the world — Means by which they may be de- 
tected — Between their manifestations and those of the Spirit of the 
Lord there is difference as between light and darkness — Special service 




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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 50. 



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required of certain Elders — Greater knowledge promised as the people 
shall grow in grace and truth — The Lord is the Good Shepherd and 
the Stone of Israel. 

1. Hearken, O ye eiders of my 
church, and give ear to the voice 
of the living Qod; and attend to 
the words of wisdom which shall 
be given unto you, according as 
ye have asked and are agreed as 
touching the church, and the 
spirits which have gone abroad in 
the earth. 

2. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, that there are many spirits 
which are false spirits, which 
have gone forth in the earth, de- 
ceiving the world. 

3. And also Satan hath sought 
to deceive you, that he might 
overthrow you. 

4. Behold, I, the Lord, have 
looked upon you, and have seen 
abominations in the church that 
profess my name. 

5. But blessed are they who 
are faithful and endure, whether 
in life or in death, for they shall 
inherit eternal life. 

6. But wo unto them that are 
deceivers and hypocrites, for, thus 
saith the Lord, I will bring them 
to judgment. 

7. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, there are hypocrites among 
you, who have deceived some, 
which has given the adversary 
power; but behold such shall be 
reclaimed; 

8. But the hypocrites shall be 
detected and shall be cut off, 
either in life or in death, even as 
I will; and "wo unto them who 
are cut off from my church, for 
the same are overcome of the 
world. 

9. Wherefore, let every man 
beware lest he do that which is 
not in truth and righteousness 
before me. 



10. And now come, saith the 
Lord, by the Spirit, unto the 
elders of his church, and let us 
reason together, that ye may un- 
derstand; 

11. Let us reason even as a 
man reasoneth one with another 
face to face. 

12. Now, when a man reason- 
eth he is understood of man, be- 
cause he reasoneth as a man; 
even so will I, the Lord, reason 
with you that you may under- 
stand. 

13. Wherefore, I the Lord ask 
you this question — unto what 
were ye ordained? 

14. To preach my gospel by 
the 6 Spirit, even the Comforter 
which was sent forth to teach 
the truth. 

15. And then received ye spir- 
its which ye could not under- 
stand, and received them to be 
of Qod; and in this are ye jus- 
tified? 

16. Behold ye shall answer 
this question yourselves; never- 
theless, I will be merciful unto 
you; he that is weak among you 
hereafter shall be made strong. 

17. Verily I say unto you, he 
that is ordained of me and sent 
forth to preach the word of truth 
by the Comforter, in the Spirit 
of truth, doth he preach it by the 
Spirit of truth or some other 
way? 

18. And if it be by some other 
way it is not of God. 

19. And again, he that receiv- 
eth the word of truth, doth he 
receive it by the Spirit of truth 
or some other way? 

20. If it be some other way it 
is not of God. 



a, 41:1. 76:29 — 37. 104:8, 9. 121:13 — 25. Matt. 18:17. 1 Cor. 5:5. 
1:20. b, 42:14. See c, sec. 31. 



1 Tim. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 50. 



21. Therefore, why is It that 
ye cannot understand and know, 
that he that receiveth the word 
by the Spirit of truth receiveth 
it as it is preached by the Spirit 
of truth? 

22. Wherefore, he that preach- 
eth and he that receiveth, under- 
stand one another, and both are 
edified and rejoice together. 

23. And that which doth not 
edify is not of God, and is dark- 
ness. 

24. That which is of God is 
light; and he that receiveth light, 
c and continueth in God, receiveth 
more light; and that light grow- 
eth brighter and brighter until 
the perfect day. 

25. And again, verily I say 
unto you, and I say it that you 
may know the truth, that you 
may chase darkness from among 
you; 

26. He that is ordained of God 
and sent forth, the same is ap- 
pointed to be the greatest, not- 
withstanding he is the least and 
the servant of all. 

27. Wherefore, he is possessor 
of all things; for d all things are 
subject unto him, both in heaven 
and on the earth, the life and 
the light, the Spirit and the 
power, sent forth by the will of 
the Father through Jesus Christ, 
his Son. 

28. But no man is possessor of 
all things except e he be purified 
and cleansed from all sin. 

29. And if ye are purified and 
cleansed from all sin, ye shall ask 
'whatsoever you will in the name 
of Jesus and it shall be done. 

30. But know this, it shall be 
given you what you shall ask; 
and as ye are appointed to the 



head, the spirits shall be subject 
unto you. 

31. Wherefore, it shall come 
to pass, that if you behold a spirit 
manifested that you cannot un- 
derstand, and you receive not that 
spirit, ye shall ask of the Father 
in the name of Jesus; and if he 
give 'not unto you that spirit, 
then you may know that it is not 
of God. 

32. And it shall be given unto 
you, power over that spiritp and 
you shall proclaim against; that 
spirit with a loud voice that it is 
not of God — 

33. Not with railing accusa- 
tion, that ye be not overcome, 
neither with boasting nor rejoic- 
ing, lest you be seized therewith. 

34. He that receiveth of God, 
let him account it of God; and 
let him rejoice that he is ac- 
counted of God worthy to receive. 

35. And by giving heed and 
doing these things which ye have 
received, and which ye shall here- 
after receive — and the "kingdom 
is given you of the Father, and 
power to overcome all things 
which are not ordained of him — 

36. And behold, verily I say 
unto you, blessed are you who 
are now hearing these words of 
mine from the mouth of my ser- 
vant, for your sins are forgiven 
you. 

37. Let my servant Joseph 
Wakefield, in whom I am well 
pleased, and my servant Parley P. 
Pratt go forth among the churches 
and strengthen them by the word 
of exhortation; 

38. And also my servant John 
Corrill, or as many of my ser- 
vants as are ordained unto this 
office, and let them labor in the 
vineyard; and let no man hinder 



c, 67:13. 93:19, 20. John 15:4, 5, 10. Rev. 2:10. d, 76:5 — 10, 53 — 60. 
93:27, 28. 121:26 — 29. 132:20. Dan. 7:13, 14. Matt. 28:18. John 3:35. 6:22. 
17:2. Acts 2:36. Eph. 1:10, 21. Phil. 2:9 — 11. Heb. 1:2. Rev. 17:14. e, ver. 
27. 93:27, 28. 1 John 3:3. f, see c, sec. 4. g, vers. 29, 30. h, see x, sec. 86. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 51. 



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them doing that which I have ap- 
pointed unto them — 

39: Wherefore, in this thing 
my servant Edward Partridge is 
not justified; nevertheless let him 
repent and he shall be forgiven. 

40. Behold, ye are little chil- 
dren and ye cannot bear all things 
now; ye must grow in grace and 
in the knowledge of the truth. 

41. Fear nbt, little children, 
for you are mine, and I have 
overcome the world, and you are 
of *them that my Father hath 
given me; 

42; And none of them that my 



Father hath given me shall be 
lost. 

43. And the Father and I are 
'one. I am in the Father and the 
Father in me; and inasmuch as 
ye have received me, ye are *in 
me and I in you. 

44. Wherefore, I am in your 
midst, and I am the good 'shep- 
herd, and the m stone of Israel. 
He that buildeth upon this "rock 
shall never fall. 

45. And the day cometh that 
you shall hear my voice and °see 
me, and know that I am. 

46. Watch, therefore, that ye 
may be ready. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 51. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Thomp- 
son, Ohio, May, 1831. At this time the Saints migrating from the 
State of New York began to arrive in Ohio; and it became necessary 
to make definite arrangements for their settlement. As this undertak- 
ing belonged particularly to the bishop's office, Bishop Edward Part- 
ridge sought instruction on the matter; and the Prophet inquired of 

the Lord. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 173. Provision 

made for the allotment of property to the immigrant members — Care 
and proper use of moneys and other possessions — Gathering place in 
Ohio consecrated to the Church for a little season only. 



1. Hearken unto me, saith the 
Lord your God, and I will speak 
unto my servant Edward Part- 
ridge, and give unto him direc- 
tions; for it must needs be that 
he receive directions how to or- 
ganize this people. 

2. For it must needs be that 
they be organized according to 
my laws; if otherwise, they will 
be cut off. 

3. Wherefore, let my servant 
Edward Partridge, and those 
whom he has chosen, in whom I 



am well pleased, appoint unto 
this people their portions, every 
man "equal according to his fam- 
ily, according to his circum- 
stances and his wants and needs. 
4. And let my servant Edward 
Partridge, when he shall appoint 
a man his portion, give unto him 
a *writing that shall secure unto 
him his portion, that he shall 
hold it, even this right and this 
inheritance in the church, until he 
transgresses and is not accounted 
worthy by the voice of the church, 



i, John 10:27 — 29. 17:2 — 12. j, see w, sec. 20; and b, sec. 35. 93:3. 3 Ne. 
11:27. 19:23,29. Eth. 3:14. John 10:30. k, 88:67. 93:19—28. 1, Al. 5:38 — 
60. He. 7:18. 3 Ne. 15:16—24. Ps. 80:1—3. m, 6:34. 10:69. 33:13. 65:2. 
See o, sec. 6. Gen. 49:24. Jac. 4:15. n, see m. o, 35:21. 67:10 — 14. 
76:113 — 119. 84:19—25. 88:47 — 50, 68, 75. 93:1. 97:16. 101:38. 107:19. 110:1 — 
9. Matt. 5:8. John 1:14. Acts 7:56. 1 John 3:2. Rev. 1:7. Sec. 51: a, see g, 
sec. 49. b, ver. 5. 



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according to the laws and cove- 
nants of the church, to belong to 
the church. 

5. And if he shall transgress 
and is c not accounted worthy to 
belong to the church, he shall 
not have power to claim that por- 
tion which he has consecrated 
unto the bishop for the poor and 
needy of my church; therefore, 
he shall not retain the gift, but 
shall only have claim on that por- 
tion that is d deeded unto him. 

6. And thus all things shall be 
made sure, according to the laws 
of the land. 

7. And let that which belongs 
to this people be appointed unto 
this people. 

8. And the money which is left 
unto this people — let there be an 
agent appointed unto this people, 
to take the money to provide food 
and raiment, according to the 
wants of this people. 

9. And let every man deal 
honestly, and be "alike among 
this people, and receive alike, 
that ye may be one, even as I 
have commanded you. 

10. And let that which belong- 
eth to this people not be taken 
and given unto that of another 
church. 

11. Wherefore, if another 
church would receive money of 
this church, let them 'pay unto 
this church again according as 
they shall agree; 

12. And this shall be done 
through the bishop or the agent, 



which shall be appointed by the 
voice of the church. 

13. And again, let the bishop 
appoint a 'storehouse unto this 
church; and let all things both in 
money and in meat, which are 
more than is needful for the 
wants of this people, be kept in 
the hands of the bishop. 

14. And let him also reserve 
unto himself for his own wants, 
and for the wants of his family, 
as he shall be employed in doing 
this business. 

15. And thus I grant unto this 
people a privilege ot organizing 
themselves according to *my laws. 

1 6 . And I consecrate unto them 
this land for a little season, until 
I, the Lord, shall provide for them 
otherwise, and command them to 
go hence; 

17. And the hour and the day 
is not given unto them, where- 
fore let them act upon this land 
as for years, and this shall turn 
unto them for their good. 

18. Behold, this shall be an 
Example unto my servant Ed- 
ward Partridge, in other places, 
in all churches. 

19. And whoso is found a 
faithful, a just, and a 'wise 
steward shall enter into the joy 
of his Lord, and shall inherit 
eternal life. 

20. Verily, I say unto you, I 
am Jesus Christ, who *cometh 
quickly, in an hour you think not. 
Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 52. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to the Elders 
of the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, June 7, 1831. A conference had 
been held at Kirtland, beginning on the 3rd, and closing on the 6th. 

c. 42:30 — 39. d, vers. 4, 6. 42:37. Sec. 83. e, see e, sec. 49. f, 42:42 

53, 64. 136:20. g, 42:34. 35. 51:13. 58:24. 63:42. 70:7, 11. 72:10. 78:3 

82:18. 83:6, 6. 90:23. 101:96. h, ver. 2. 42:30 — 39. 43:8 — 10. 82:8, 9. 

I, 58:35, 36. 72:19 — 26. 119:7. J, see o, sec. 42. k, see e, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 52. 



83 



At this conference the first distinctive ordinations to the office of 
High Priest were made; and certain manifestations of false and de- 
ceiving spirits were discerned and rebuked. See History of the Church, 
vol. 1, p. 175. Missouri designated as the place for the next suc- 
ceeding conference — Elders named with their respective appointments 
to travel two by two, preaching and baptizing. 

1. Behold, thus saith the Lord 
unto the elders whom he hath 
called and chosen in these last 
days, by the voice of his Spirit — 

2. Saying: I, the Lord, will 
make known unto you what I 
will that ye shall do from this 
time until the next conference, 
which shall be held in Missouri, 
upon the land which I will con- 
secrate unto my people, which 
are a "remnant of Jacob, and 
those who are b heirs according 
to the covenant. 

3. Wherefore, verily I say unto 
you, let my servants Joseph Smith, 
Jun., and Sidney Rigdon take 
their journey as soon as prepara- 
tions can be made to leave their 
homes, and journey to the land 
of Missouri. 

4. And inasmuch as they are 
faithful unto me, it shall be made 
known unto them what they shall 
do; 

5. And it shall also, inasmuch 
as they are faithful, be made 
'known unto them the land of 
your inheritance. 

6. And inasmuch as they are 
not faithful, they shall be cut off , 
even as I will, as seemeth me 
good. 

7. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let my servant Lyman 
Wight and my servant John Cor- 
rill take their journey speedily; 

8. And also my servant John 
Murdock, and my servant Hyrum 
Smith, take their journey unto 
the same place by the way of 
Detroit. 



9. And let them journey from 
thence preaching the word by the 
way, saying none other things 
than that which the prophets and 
apostles have written, and that 
which is taught them by the Com- 
forter through the prayer of faith. 

10. Let them go two by two, 
and thus let them preach by the 
way in every congregation, bap- 
tizing by water, and the "laying 
on of the hands by the water's 
side. 

11. For thus saith the Lord, I 
will cut my work short in right- 
eousness, for the days come that 
I will send forth judgment unto 
victory. 

12. And let my servant Lyman 
Wight beware, for Satan desireth 
to sift him as chaff. 

13. And behold, he that is 
faithful shall be made ruler over 
many things. 

14. And again, I will give unto 
you a 'pattern in all things, that 
ye may not be deceived ; for Satan 
is abroad in the land, and he 
goeth forth deceiving the na- 
tions — 

15. Wherefore he that pray- 
eth, whose spirit is contrite, the 
same is accepted of me if he obey 
mine ordinances. 

16. He that speaketh, whose 
spirit is contrite, whose language 
is meek and edifleth, the same is 
of God if he obey mine ordi- 
nances. 

17. And again, he that trem- 
bleth under my power shall be 
made strong, and shall bring forth 



m, 87:5. 113:10. Al. 9:16, 17. b, 133:57—59. Gal. 3:7—9. 
25. d, see 2j, sec. 20. e, vers. 15 — 19. 



c, see b, sec. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 52. 



fruits of praise and wisdom, ac- 
cording to the revelations and 
truths which I have given you. 

18. And again, he that is over- 
come and bringeth not forth 
fruits, even according to this pat- 
tern, is not of me. 

19. Wherefore, by this 'pattern 
ye shall know the spirits in all 
cases under the whole heavens. 

20. And the days have come; 
according to men's faith it shall 
be done unto. them. 

21. Behold, this commandment 
is given unto all the elders whom 
I have chosen. 

22. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let my servant Thomas 
B. Marsh and my servant Ezra 
Thayre take their journey also, 
preaching the word by the way 
unto this same land. 

23. And again, let my servant 
Isaac Morley and my servant Ezra 
Booth take their journey, also 
preaching the word by the way 
unto this same land. 

24. And again, let my servants 
Edward Partridge and Martin 
Harris take their journey with 
my servants Sidney Rigdon and 
Joseph Smith, Jun. 

25. Let my servants David 
Whitmer and Harvey Whitlock 
also take their journey, and 
preach by the way unto this same 
land. 

26. And let my servants Parley 
P. Pratt and Orson Pratt take 
their journey, and preach by the 
way, even unto this same land. 

27. And let my servants Solo- 
mon Hancock and Simeon Carter 
also take their journey unto this 
same land, and preach by the way. 

28. Let my servants Edson 
Fuller and Jacob Scott also take 
their journey. 

29. Let my servants Levi W. 



Hancock and Zebedee Coltrin also 
take their journey. 

30. Let my servants Reynolds 
Cahoon and Samuel H. Smith also 
take their journey. 

31. Let my servants Wheeler 
Baldwin and William Carter also 
take their journey. 

32. And let my servants Newel 
Knight and Selah J. Griffin both 
be ordained, and also take their 
journey. 

33. Yea, verily I say, let all 
these take their journey unto one 
place, in their several courses, 
and one man shall not build upon 
another's foundation, neither 
journey in another's track. 

34. He that is faithful, the 
same shall be kept and blessed 
with much fruit. 

35. And again, I say unto you, 
let my servants Joseph Wakefield 
and Solomon Humphrey take 
their journey into the eastern 
lands; 

36. Let them labor with their 
families, declaring none other 
things than the prophets and 
apostles, that which they have 
seen and heard and most assured- 
ly believe, that the prophecies 
may be fulfilled. 

37. In consequence of trans- 
gression, let that which was be- 
stowed upon Heman Basset be 
taken from him, and placed upon 
the head of Simonds Ryder. 

38. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let Jared Carter be or- 
dained a priest, and also George 
James be ordained a priest. 

39. Let the residue of the 
elders watch over the churches, 
and declare the word in the 
regions round about them; and 
let them labor with their own 
hands that there be no idolatry 
nor wickedness practised. 

40. And remember in all things 



tli 

Jc 
I: 

*r 

(r 



f, vers. 14 — 18. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 53, 54. 



85 



the 'poor and the needy, the sick 
and the afflicted, for he that doeth 
not these things, the same is not 
my disciple. 

41. And again, let my servants 
Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney 
Rigdon and Edward Partridge 
take with them a recommend 
from the church. And let there 
be one obtained for my servant 
Oliver Cowdery also. 

42. And thus, even as I have 
said, if ye are faithful ye shall 



assemble yourselves together to 
rejoice upon the land of Missouri, 
which is the *land of your inheri- 
tance, which is now the land of 
your enemies. 

43. But, behold, I, the Lord, 
will hasten the *city in its time, 
and will crown the faithful with 
joy and with rejoicing. 

44. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, 
the Son of God, and I will 'lift 
them up at the last day. Even 
so. Amen. 



SECTION 53. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Algernon 
Sidney Gilbert, at Kirtland, Ohio, June, 1831. The Prophet had in- 
quired of the Lord as to Gilbert's work and appointment in the Church. 

Gilbert to be ordained an Elder — Also to be an agent unto the 

Church as the Bishop shall appoint. 

1. Behold, I say unto you, my the Holy Spirit by the laying on 
servant Sidney Gilbert, that I of hands; 

have heard your prayers; and 4 - And also to be an agent unto 
you have called upon me that it this church in the place which 

should be made known unto you, ^ al i ** a P n p J ?™ *L£m™S«,i5E 
~* +t,r> t ~-a ,r^„^ n^A AA « A l« m °P» according to commandments 
of the Lord your God concern- w ft ch gnaU be . yen hereafter . 

ing your calling and election in 5 And again> verily j say unto 

the church, which I, the Lord, you> you shall take your journey 

have "raised up in these last W ith my servants Joseph Smith, 

days. Jun., and Sidney Rigdon. 

2. Behold, I, the Lord, who 6. Behold, these are the first 
was crucified for the sins of the ordinances which you shall re- 
world, give unto you a command- ceive; and the residue shall be 
ment that you shall forsake the made known in a time to come, 
world. according to your labor in my 

3. Take upon you mine ordi- vineyard. 

nation, even that of an elder, to 7. And again, I would that ye 
preach ^faith and repentance and should learn that he only is saved 
remission of sins, according to who endureth unto the end. Even 
my word, and the reception of so. Amen. 



SECTION 54. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Newel 
Knight, at Kirtland, Ohio, June, 1831. Members of the Church in the 

g. 38:34 — 38. 42:37 — 39, 43. 56:16. h, see b, sec. 25. i, see j, sec. 10. 
J, see u, sec. 5. Sec. 53: a, see a, sec. 1. b, see b, sec. 18. 

7 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 55. 



branch at Thompson, Ohio, were divided on certain questions of Church 
administration, and selfishness was manifest amongst them. Newel 
Knight and other Elders had come to the Prophet asking how to 

proceed. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 180. Some who 

had entered the Church had broken their covenants — Newel Knight to 
journey to Missouri. 

1. Behold, thus saith the Lord, 
even Alpha and Omega, the be- 
ginning and the end, even he who 
was crucified for the sins of the 
world — 

2. Behold, verily, verily, I say 
unto you, my servant Newel 
Knight, you shall stand fast in 
the office whereunto I have ap- 
pointed you. 

3. And if your brethren desire 
to escape their enemies, let them 
repent of all their sins, and be- 
come truly humble before me and 
contrite. 

4. And as the "covenant which 
they made unto me has been 
broken, even so it has become 
void and of none effect. 

5. And b wo to him by whom 
this offense cometh, for it had 
been better for him that he had 
been drowned in the depth of the 
sea. 

6. But blessed are they who 
have kept the covenant and ob- 



served the commandment, for 
they shall obtain mercy. 

7. Wherefore, go to now and 
c flee the land, lest your enemies 
come upon you; and take your' 
journey, and appoint whom yon 
will to be your leader, and to pay 
moneys for you. 

8. And thus you shall take 
your journey into the regions 
westward, unto the land of Mis- 
souri, unto the borders of the 
Lamanites. 

9. And after you have done 
journeying, behold, I say unto 
you, seek ye a living like unto 
men, until I prepare a place for 
you. 

10. And again, be patient in 
tribulation until I come; and, be- 
hold, I d come quickly, and my 
reward is with me, and they who 
have sought me "early shall find 
rest to their souls. Even so. 
Amen. 



SECTION 55. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to William 
W. Phelps, at Kirtland, Ohio, June, 1831. William W. Phelps and 
his family had just arrived at Kirtland; and the Prophet sought of 
the Lord information concerning him. William W. Phelps desig- 
nated as one called and chosen — Directed to be baptized and con- 
firmed — Ordination as an Elder to follow — Appointed to assist Oliver 
Cowdery in literary work for the Church. 



1. Behold, thus saith the Lord 
unto you, my servant William, 
yea, even the Lord of the whole 



earth, thou art called and chosen; 
and after thou hast been "bap- 
tized by water, which if you do 



a, 58:32, 33. b, Luke 17:1, 2. c, see b, sec. 37. 
©, Prov. 8:17. Sec. 55: a, see 1, sec. 5. 



d, see e, sec 1. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 56. 



87 



with, an eye single to my" glory, 
Srou shall have a remission of 
Four sins and a reception of the 
Holy Spirit by the laying on of 
bands; 

2. And then thou shalt be or- 
dained by the hand of my ser- 
vant Joseph Smith, Jun., to be 
an elder unto this church, to 
preach repentance and remission 
of sins by way of baptism in the 
name of Jesus Christ, the Son of 
the living God. 

3. And on whomsoever you 
•shall lay your hands, if they are 
contrite before me, you shall have 
power to give the Holy Spirit. 

4. And again, you shall be 
ordained to assist my servant 



Oliver Cowdery to do the work 
of printing, and of selecting and 
writing c books for schools in this 
church, that little children also 
may receive instruction before 
me as is pleasing unto me. 

5. And again, verily I say unto 
you, for this cause you shall take 
your journey with my servants 
Joseph Smith, Jun., and Sidney 
Rigdon, that you may be planted 
in the land of your inheritance to 
do this work. 

6. And again, let my servant 
Joseph Coe also take his journey 
with them. The residue shall be 
made known hereafter, even as 
I will. Amen. 



SECTION 56. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, June, 1831. Elder Ezra Thayre, who had been appointed to 
travel in the ministry with Elder Thomas B. Marsh, was unable to 
start on his mission when the latter was ready, and the Lord answered 

the Prophet's inquiry on the matter by giving this revelation, 

The Lord may and does revoke as well as command — Ezra Thayre re- 
buked for pride and selfishness — Selah J. Griffin appointed in his place 
to travel with Thomas B. Marsh — Offenders reproved, both rich and 
poor — Necessity of repentance as expressed by the broken heart and 
contrite spirit. 

1. Hearken, O ye people who 
profess my name, saith the Lord 
your God; for behold, mine anger 
is kindled against the rebellious, 
and they shall know mine arm 
and mine indignation, in the "day 
of visitation and of wrath upon 
the nations. 

2. And he that will not take 
up his cross and follow me, and 
keep my commandments, the 
same shall not be saved. 

3. Behold, I, the Lord, com- 
mand; and he that will not obey 



shall be cut off in mine own due 
time, after I have commanded 
and the commandment is broken. 

4. Wherefore I, the Lord; com- 
mand and "revoke, as it seemeth 
me good; and all this to be an- 
swered upon the heads of the 
rebellious, saith the Lord. 

5. Wherefore, I revoke the 
commandment which was given 
unto my servants Thomas B. 
Marsh and Ezra Thayre, and give 
a new commandment unto my 
servant Thomas, that he shall 



b, see 2 J, sec. 20. c, 88:118. 90:15. 97:3 — 6. 109:7,14. 
t and c, sec. 1. b, vers. 5, 6. 19:5. 68:32. 61:19. 



Sec. 56: a, see 



88 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 56. 

take up his journey speedily to 14. Behold, thus saith the 

the land of Missouri, and my Lord unto my people — you have 

servant Selah J. Griffin shall also many things to do and to repent 

go with him. of; for behold, your sins have 

6. For behold, I revoke the come up unto me, and are not 
commandment which was given pardoned, because you seek to 
unto my servants Selah J. Griffin counsel in your own ways, 
and Newel Knight, in consequence 15 And your hearts are not 
of the i stiff neckedness of my peo- sat i S fi e d. And ye obey not the 
pie which are in Thompson, and truth> but have p i© aS ure in un- 
their rebellions. righteousness. 

7. Wherefore, let my servant 16 , w t ih 

^rL^ll^n Z*m Jo^Iv 6 ^ that will not give your substance 

EfLS L ^ t \l ?hl Ln? whiPh canker your souls; and this shall 

be led by him to the land which be lam entation in the day of 

1 * a»?11?£ L-ivT flfl vnnt, visitation, and of judgment, and 

8. And again, verily I say unto f indignation: The harvest is 

^VSL°s £1 5&%£ d fo£ m Vr^l n ^tl% e on noor men 

mer commandment which I have _ 17 - ^ unto y° u P°° r »£«• 

given him concerning the place w £ ose h . e f f rts are not broken 

upon which he lives. w * ose s P ir 1 i 1 t . s are not "^Jf •*"? 

9. And if he will do this, as whose bellies are not satisfied, 
there shall be no divisions made ? nd wl J ose hands are not stayed 
upon the land, he shall be ap- fron ) l ^ 1 ^ \ old u P° n ot J« 
Dointed still to eo to the land of men s S° ods > whose eyes are full 
Missouri- of g reediness > and who will not 

10. Otherwise he shall receive lab °f with y° ur own hands! 
the money which he has paid, 18 « But "blessed are the poor 
and shall leave the place, and who are pure in heart, whose 
shall be cut off out of my church, hearts are broken, and whose 
saith the Lord God of hosts; spirits are contrite, for they shall 

11. And though the heaven se © the kingdom of God coming 
and the earth pass away, these in Power and great glory unto 
words shall not pass away, but tneir deliverance; for the fatness 
shall be fulfilled. of tne earth shall be theirs. 

12.. And if my servant Joseph 19. For behold, the Lord shall 
Smith, Jun., must needs pay the come, and his recompense shall 
money, behold, I, the Lord, will be with him, and he shall re- 
pay it unto him again in the land ward every man, and the poor 
of Missouri, that those of whom shall rejoice; 
he shall receive may be rewarded 20. And 'their generations 
again according to that which shall inherit the earth from gen- 
they do; eration to generation, forever 

13. For according to that which and ever. And now I make an 

they do they shall receive, even end of speaking unto you. Even 

in lands for their inheritance. so. Amen. 

c, see n, sec. 42. d, Mos. 4:24 — 27. e, vers. 19, 20. 3 Ne. 12:3. Iml 

29:19. 57:15. 66:2. Matt. 5:3. 8. f, vers. 18, 19. 38:16—20. 45:58. 63:20. 

Isa. 29:19. Matt. 5:5. Al. 5:58. 



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SECTION 57. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Zion, 
Jackson County, Missouri, July, 1831. In compliance with the Lord's 
command, the Elders had journeyed from Kirtland to Missouri with 
many varied experiences and some opposition. In contemplating the 
degraded state of the Lamanites and the lack of civilization, refinement 
and religion among the people generally, the Prophet exclaimed in 
yearning prayer: When will the wilderness blossom as the rose? 
When will Zion be built up in her glory, and where will thy Temple 
stand, unto which all nations shall come in the last days? See History 

of the Church, vol. 1, p. 189. The land appointed and consecrated — 

The land of promise — The place for the city of Zion — The center place 
specified — The Saints directed to purchase land — Commanded to make 
preparation for others who are to come. 



1. Hearken, O ye elders of my 
church, saith the Lord your God, 
who have assembled yourselves 
together, according to my com- 
mandments, in this land, which 
is the land of Missouri, which is 
the land which I have "appointed 
and consecrated for the gather- 
ing of the saints. 

2. Wherefore, this is the land 
of promise, and the "place for the 
city of Zion. 

3. And thus saith the Lord 
your God, if you will receive wis- 
dom here is wisdom. Behold, the 
place which is now called Inde- 
pendence is the center place; and 
a c spot for the temple is lying 
westward, upon a lot which is 
not far from the court-house. 

4. Wherefore, it is wisdom that 
the land should be purchased by 
the saints, and also every tract 
lying westward, even unto the 
line running directly between Jew 
and Gentile; 

5. And also every tract bor- 
dering by the prairies, inasmuch 
as my disciples are enabled to buy 
lands. Behold, this is wisdom, 
that they may obtain it for an 
'everlasting inheritance. 



6. And let my servant Sidney 
Gilbert stand in the office to which 
I have appointed him, to receive 
moneys, to be an 'agent unto the 
church, to buy land in all the 
regions round about, inasmuch 
as can be done in righteousness, 
and as wisdom shall direct. 

7. And let my servant Edward 
Partridge stand in the office to 
which I have appointed him, and 
'divide unto the saints their in- 
heritance, even as I have com- 
manded; and also those whom he 
has appointed to assist him. 

8. And again, verily I say unto 
you, let my servant Sidney Gil- 
bert plant himself in this place, 
and establish a store, that he may 
sell goods without fraud, that he 
may obtain money Ho buy lands 
for the good of the saints, and 
that he may obtain whatsoever 
things the disciples may need to 
plant them in their inheritance. 

9. And also let my servant Sid- 
ney Gilbert obtain a license — be- 
hold here is wisdom, and whoso 
readeth let him understand — that 
he may send goods also unto the 
people, even by whom he will as 
clerks employed in his service; 



a, see J, sec. 10. b, see d, sec. 28. c, 58:67. 84:3 — 6, 31. 97:10 — 20, 
124:51. d, see d, sec. 28; and b, sec. 48. e, 38:16 — 20. See b, sec. 25. 
f, 53:4. 57:8 — 10, 14, 15. g, 41:9 — 11. 42:30 — 39, 71—73. Sec. 51. 58:17, 18. 
h. see b, sec. 48. 



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10. And thus provide for my 
saints, that my gospel may be 
preached unto those who sit in 
darkness and in the region and 
shadow of death. 

11. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let my servant William 
W. Phelps be planted in this 
place, and be established as a 
printer unto the church. 

12. And lo, if the world re- 
ceive his writings — behold here 
is wisdom — let him obtain what- 
soever he can obtain in righteous- 
ness, for the good of the saints. 

13. And let my servant Oliver 
Cowdery assist him, even as I 
have commanded, in whatsoever 
place I shall appoint unto him, 
to copy, and to correct, and select, 



that all things may be right be- 
fore me, as it shall be proved by 
the Spirit through him. 

14. And thus let those of whom 
I have spoken be planted in the 
land of *Zion, as speedily as can 
be, with their families, to do those 
things even as I have spoken. 

15. And now concerning the 
gathering — Let the bishop and 
the agent make preparations for 
those families which have been 
commanded to come to this land, 
as soon as possible, and plant 
them in their inheritance. 

16. And unto the residue of 
both elders and members further 
directions shall be given here- 
after. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 58. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Zion, 
Jackson County, Missouri, August 1, 1831. On the first Sabbath after 
the arrival of the Prophet and party in Jackson County, Missouri, a 
religious service was held and two members were received by baptism. 
During that week, members of the Colesville branch and others arrived. 
See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 190. Many were eager to learn 

the will of the Lord concerning them in the new place of gathering. 

Great things to follow, with glory, after much tribulation— Certain 
duties of the Bishopric — The Bishop is warned — People instructed to 
observe the laws of the land, and to regard the commandments given 
through revelation as the laws of the Church — Servants not to be com- 
pelled in all things but to be diligent and active — Lands to be purchased 
in Independence — Some of the people to stay, others to travel in the 
ministry — Assignment of duty to individual Elders — Those returning 
to the East to bear record of what they have seen and know concerning 
the land of Zion — Gathering of the Saints not to be conducted in haste. 

1. Hearken, O ye elders of my 
church, and give ear to my word, 
and learn of me what I will con- 
cerning you, and also concerning 
this land unto which I have sent 
you. 

2. For verily I say unto you, 
blessed is he that keepeth my 



i, see b, sec. 25. 



commandments, whether in life 
or in death; and he that is faith- 
ful in tribulation, the reward of 
the same is greater in the king- 
dom of heaven. 

3. Ye cannot behold with your 
natural eyes, for the present time, 
the design of your God concern- 1 

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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 58. 



91 



ing those things which shall come 
hereafter, and the glory which 
shall follow after much tribula- 
tion. 

4. For after "much tribulation 
come the blessings. Wherefore 
the day cometh that ye shall be 
crowned with much glory; the 
hour is not yet, but is nigh at 
hand. 

5. Remember this, which I tell 
you before, that you may lay it to 
heart, and receive that which is 
to follow. 

6. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, for this cause I have sent 
you — that you might be obedient, 
and that your hearts might be 
prepared to bear testimony of the 
things which are to come; 

7. And also that you might be 
honored in laying the foundation, 
and in bearing record of the land 
upon which the b Zion of God shall 
stand ; 

8. And also that a feast of fat 
things might be prepared for the 
poor; yea, a feast of fat things, 
of wine on the lees well refined, 
that the earth may know that the 
mouths of the prophets shall not 
fail; 

9. Yea, a supper of the house 
of the Lord, well prepared, unto 
which all nations shall be invited. 

10. First, the rich and the 
learned, the wise and the noble; 

11. And after that cometh the 
c day of my power; then shall the 
poor, the lame, and the blind, and 
the deaf, come in unto the mar- 
riage of the Lamb, and partake 
of the supper of the Lord, pre- 
pared for the great day to come. 

12. Behold, I, the Lord, have 
spoken it. 

13. And that the testimony 
might go forth from d Zion, yea, 



from the mouth of the city of the 
heritage of God — 

14. Yea, for this cause I have 
sent you hither, and have se- 
lected my servant Edward Part- 
ridge, and have appointed unto 
him his mission in this land. 

15. But if he repent not of his 
sins, which are unbelief and blind- 
ness of heart, let him take heed 
lest he fall. 

16. Behold his mission is given 
unto him, and it shall not be 
given again. 

17. And whoso standeth in this 
mission is appointed to be a 
'judge in Israel, like as it was 
in ancient days, to divide the 
lands of the heritage of God unto 
his children; 

18. And to judge his people 
by the testimony of the just, and 
by the assistance of his coun- 
selors, according to the laws of 
the kingdom which are given by 
the prophets of God. 

19. For verily I say unto you, 
my law shall be kept on this 
land. 

20. Let no man think he is 
ruler; but let God rule him that 
judgeth, according to the coun- 
sel of his own will, or, in other 
words, him that counseleth or 
sitteth upon the judgment seat. 

21. Let no man 'break the 
laws of the land, for he that 
keepeth the laws of God hath no 
need to break the laws of the 
land. 

22. Wherefore, be subject to 
the powers that be, until he 
reigns whose right it is to reign, 
and subdues all enemies under 
his feet. 

23. Behold, the laws which ye 
have received from my hand are 
the laws of the church, and in 



a, 103:11 — 14.109:76. 112:13. John 16:33. Acts 14:22. Rom. 5:3. Rev. 7:14. 
b, see d. Bee. 28. c, 9*0:9 — 11. 133:52. Luke 14:1G — 24. d, see d, sec. 28. 

e, ver. 18. 64:40. 68:33. 72:2 — 9. 101:81. 107:87, 88. 107:72 — 74. f, see a, 
sec. 44. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 58. 



this light ye shall hold them 
forth. Behold, here is wisdom. 

24. And now, as I spake con- 
cerning my servant Edward Part- 
ridge, this land is the land of his 
residence, and those whom he has 
appointed for his counselors; and 
also the land of the residence of 
him whom I have appointed to 
keep my storehouse; 

25. Wherefore, let them hring 
their families to this land, as they 
shall counsel between themselves 
and me. 

26. For behold, it is not meet 
that I should command in all 
things; for he that is compelled 
in all things, the same is a sloth- 
ful and not a wise servant ; where- 
fore he receiveth no reward. 

27. Verily I say, men should 
be anxiously engaged in a good 
cause, and do 'many things of 
their own free will, and bring to 
pass much righteousness; 

28. For the power is in them, 
wherein they are agents unto 
themselves. And inasmuch as 
men do good they shall in nowise 
lose their reward. 

29. But he that doeth not any- 
thing until he is commanded, and 
receiveth a commandment with 
doubtful heart, and keepeth it 
with slothfulness, the same is 
damned. 

30. Who am I that made man, 
saith the Lord, that will hold him 
guiltless that obeys not my com- 
mandments? 

31. Who am I, saith the Lord, 
that have promised and have not 
fulfilled? 

32. I command and men obey 
not; I revoke and they receive 
not the blessing. 

33. Then they say in their 
hearts: This is not the work of 
the Lord, for his promises are 



not fulfilled. But wo unto such, 
for their reward lurketh beneath, 
and not from above. 

34. And now I give unto you 
further directions concerning this 
land. 

35. It is wisdom in me that my 
servant Martin Harris should be 
an example unto the church, in 
Maying his moneys before the 
bishop of the church. 

36. And also, this is a 'law 
unto every man that cometh unto 
this land to receive an inheri- 
tance; and he shall do with his 
moneys according as the law 
directs. 

37. And it is wisdom also that 
there should be lands purchased 
in Independence, for the place of 
the storehouse, and also for the 
house of the printing. 

38. And other directions con- 
cerning my servant Martin Harris 
shall be given him of the Spirit, 
that he may receive his inheri- 
tance as seemeth him good ; 

39. And let him repent of his 
sins, for he seeketh the praise of 
the world. 

40. And also let my servant 
William W. Phelps stand in the 
office to which I have appointed 
him, and receive his inheritance 
in the land; 

41. And also he hath need to 
repent, for I, the Lord, am not 
well pleased with him, for he 
seeketh to excel, and he is not 
sufficiently meek before me. 

42. Behold, he who has re- 
pented of his sins, the same is 
forgiven, and I, the Lord, re- 
member them no more. 

43. By this ye may know if a 
man repenteth of his sins — be- 
hold, he will 'confess them and 
forsake them. 

44. And now, verily, I say con- 



g, vera. 28, 29. h, see n. sec. 42. 1, nee n, sec. 42. j, 19:20. 42:25, 88. 
59:12. 61:2. 64:7. Prov. 28:13. James 5:16. 1 John 1:9. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 58. 



93 



corning the residue of the elders 
*>f my church, the time has not 
yet come, for many years, for 
them to receive their inheritance 
In this land, except they desire it 
through the prayer of faith, only 
as it shall be appointed unto them 
of the Lord. 

45. For, behold, they shall 
*push the people together from 
the ends of the earth. 

46. Wherefore, assemble your- 
selves together; and they who are 
not appointed to stay in this land, 
let them preach the gospel in the 
regions round about; and after 
that let them return to their 
homes. 

47. Let them preach by the 
way, and bear testimony of the 
truth in all places, and call upon 
the rich, the high and the low, 
and the poor to repent. 

48. And let them build up 
churches, inasmuch as the inhabi- 
tants of the earth will repent. 

49. And let there be an agent 
appointed by the voice of the 
church, unto the church in Ohio, 
to receive moneys to purchase 
lands in Zion. 

50. And I give unto my ser- 
vant Sidney Rigdon a command- 
ment, that he shall write a de- 
scription of the land of Zion, and 
a statement of the will of God, 
as it shall be made known by 
the Spirit unto him; 

51. And an epistle and sub- 
scription, to be presented unto all 
the churches to obtain moneys, 
to be put into the hands of the 
bishop, of himself or the agent, 
as seemeth him good or as he 
shall direct, to "purchase lands 
for an inheritance for the chil- 
dren of God. 

52. For, behold, verily I say 
unto you, the Lord willeth that 



the disciples and the children of 
men should open their hearts, 
even to purchase this whole 
region of country, as soon as time 
will permit. 

53. Behold, here is wisdom. 
Let them do this lest they receive 
"none inheritance, save it be by 
the shedding of blood. 

54. And again, inasmuch as 
there is land obtained, let there 
be workmen sent forth of all 
kinds unto this land, to labor for 
the saints -of God. 

55. Let all these things be done 
in order; and let the privileges 
of the lands be made known from 
time to time, by the bishop or the 
agent of the church. 

56. And let the work of the 
fathering be not in haste, nor 
by flight; but let it be done as it 
shall be counseled by the elders 
of the church at the conferences, 
according to the knowledge which 
they receive from time to time. 

57. And let my servant Sidney 
Rigdon 'consecrate and dedicate 
this land, and the spot for the 
temple, unto the Lord. 

58. And let a conference meet- 
ing be called; and after that let 
my servants Sidney Rigdon and 
Joseph Smith, Jun., return, and 
also Oliver Cowdery with them, 
to accomplish the residue of the 
work which I have appointed 
unto them in their own land, and 
the residue as shall be ruled by 
the conferences. 

59. And let no man return 
from this land except he bear 
record by the way, of that which 
he knows and most assuredly be- 
lieves. 

60. Let that which has been 
bestowed upon «Ziba Peterson be 
taken from him; and let him 
stand as a member in the church, 



k, 100:16. Deut. 33:17. 1, see d, sec. 28. m, see d. sec. 28. n, 63:27 — 
31. o, see J, sec. 10. p, 52:2. 84:3, 4, 31. 103:35. 105:15. q, 32:3. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 69. 



and labor with his own hands, 
with the brethren, until he is 
sufficiently chastened for all his 
sins; for he confesseth them not, 
and he thinketh to hide them. 

61. Let the residue of the eld- 
ers of this church, who are com- 
ing to this land, some of whom 
are exceedingly blessed even 
above measure, also hold a con- 
ference upon this land. 

62. And let my servant Edward 
Partridge direct the conference 
which shall be held by them. 



63. And let them also return, 
preaching the gospel by the way, 
bearing record of the things 
which are revealed unto them. 

64. For, verily, the sound must 
go forth from this place into all 
the world, and unto the uttermost 
parts of the earth — r the gospel 
must be preached unto every 
creature, with signs following 
them that believe. 

65. And behold the 'Son of 
Man cometh. Amen. 



: 



SECTION 59. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Zion, 
Jackson County, Missouri, August 7, 1831. Preceding his record of 
this revelation, the Prophet writes descriptively of the land of Zion 
wherein the people were then assembled. See History of the Church, 
vol. 1, p. 196. The land was consecrated, as the Lord had directed, 
and the site for the future Temple was dedicated. The Lord makes 

these commandments especially applicable to the Saints in Zion.  

The people commended for their obedience in gathering to Jackson 
County — Certain of the commandments given in the decalog reiterated— 
Sanctity of the Sabbath emphasized — Not confessing the hand of God 
in all things a grievous offense. 



1. Behold, blessed, saith the 
Lord, are they who have come up 
unto this land with an eye single 
to my glory, according to my 
commandments. 

2. For those that live shall in- 
herit the earth, and those that 
die shall rest from all their la- 
bors, and their works shall follow 
them; and they shall receive a 
crown in the "mansions of my Fa- 
ther, which I have prepared for 
them. 

3. Yea, blessed are they whose 
feet stand upon the land of Zion, 
who have obeyed my gospel; for 
they shall receive for their re- 



ward the good things of the earth, 
and it shall bring forth in its 
strength. 

4. And they shall also be 
crowned with blessings from 
above, yea, and with command- 
ments not a few, and with revela- 
tions in their time — they that are 
faithful and diligent before me. 

5. Wherefore, I give unto them 
a commandment, saying thus: 
& Thou shalt love the Lord thy 
God with all thy heart, with all 
thy might, mind, and strength; 
and in the name of Jesus Christ 
thou shalt serve him. 

6. Thou shalt love thy neigh- 



r, see b, sec. 18. g, see e, sec. 1. Sec. 69: a, 76:111. 81:6. 98:18. lOS:*. 
John 14:2. Enos 27. Eth. 12:32 — 34. b, 42:29. Deut. 6:5. 10:12. 30:6. 
Matt. 22:37. Luke 10:27. 



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bor as thyself. Thou shalt not 
steal; neither commit adultery, 
nor kill, nor do anything like 
unto it. 

7. Thou shalt thank the Lord 
thy God in all things. 

8. Thou shalt offer a sacrifice 
unto the Lord thy God in right- 
eousness, even that of a broken 
heart and a contrite spirit. 

9. And that thou mayest more 
fully keep thyself unspotted from 
the world, thou shalt e go to the 
house of prayer and offer up thy 
sacraments upon my holy day; 

10. For verily this is a day 
appointed unto you to rest from 
your labors, and to pay thy de- 
votions unto the Most High; 

11. Nevertheless thy vows shall 
be offered up in righteousness on 
all days and at all times; 

12. But remember that on this, 
the "Lord's day, thou shalt offer 
thine oblations and thy sacra- 
ments unto the Most High, con- 
fessing thy sins unto thy breth- 
ren, and before the Lord. 

13. And on this day thou shalt 
do none other thing, only let thy 
food be prepared with singleness 
of heart that thy fasting may be 
perfect, or, in other words, that 
thy joy may be full. 

14. Verily, this is fasting and 
prayer, or in other words, rejoic- 
ing and prayer. 

15. And inasmuch as ye do 
these things with thanksgiving, 
with cheerful hearts and counte- 
nances, not with "much laughter, 
for this is sin, but with a glad 
heart and a cheerful counte- 
nance — 

16. Verily I say, that inasmuch 



as ye do this, the fulness of the 
earth is yours, the beasts of the 
field and the fowls of the air, 
and that which climbeth upon 
the trees and walketh upon the 
earth; 

17. Yea, and the herb, and the 
good things which come of the 
earth, whether for food or for rai- 
ment, or for houses, or for barns, 
or for orchards, or for gardens, or 
for vineyards; 

18. Yea, all things which come 
of the earth, in the season there- 
of, are made for the benefit and 
the use of man, both to please 
the eye and to gladden the heart ; 

19. Yea, for food and for rai- 
ment, for taste and for smell, to 
strengthen the body and to en- 
liven the soul. 

20. And it pleaseth God that 
he hath given all these things 
unto man; for unto this end were 
they made to be used, with judg- 
ment, not to excess, neither by 
extortion. 

21. And in nothing doth man 
offend God, or against none is 
his wrath kindled, save those 
'who confess not his hand in all 
things, and obey not his com- 
mandments. 

22. Behold, this is according 
to the law and the prophets; 
wherefore, trouble me no more 
concerning this matter. 

23. But learn that he who 
doeth the works of righteousness 
shall receive his reward, even 
peace in this world, and eternal 
life in the world to come. 

24. I, the Lord, have spoken 
it, and the Spirit beareth record. 
Amen. 



c, 68:29. Al. 1:26, 27. d, 68:29. Matt. 28:1. John 20:1, 19, 26. Acts 20:7. 

1 Cor. 16:2. Rev. 1:10. e, see y, sec. 43. 88:69, 121. Prov. 14:13. Eccl. 2:9. 

7:4, 6. f, 76:110. Job. 1:21. 2:10. Matt. 10:32. Rom. 10:9, 10. 14:10 — 12. 
Phil. 2:9 — 11. 1 John 4:2, 3. 



96 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 60. 

SECTION 60. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Jackson 
County, Missouri, August 8, 1831. The occasion was that of the 
Elders who had been appointed to return to the East desiring to 
know how they should proceed, and by what route and manner they 

should travel. Reproof for those who neglect to use their talents 

and who fail to testify of the knowledge they have received — Specific 
instructions as to the return of Elders to Ohio — Others, yet to arrive 
in Zion, are to return, proclaiming the word of God. 

1* Behold, thus saith the Lord my word with loud voices, with- 

unto the elders of his church, out wrath or doubting, lifting up 

who are to return speedily to holy hands upon them. For I 

the land from whence they came: am aD le to make you holy, and 

Behold, it pleaseth me, that you your sins are forgiven you. 
have come up hither; 8# And let the res idue take 

2. But with some I am not well tneir journey from St. Louis, two 
pleased, for they will not open by two> and prea ch the word, not 
their mouths, but they hide the in haste> amon g the congrega- 
talent which I have given unto tions of the wicked , until they 
them, because of the fear of man. retU rn to the churches from 
Wo unto such, for mine anger is wnenC e they came. 

kindled against them. 9. And all this for the good 

3. And it shall come to pass, of the cnurches ; f or this intent 
if they are not more faithful unto have j t them 

me, it shall be taken away, even 10 And let servail t Edward 

th t Fo t Sf Lobule in the Partridge impart of the money 

heavens above, and 'among the ^^^^&*£ 

armies of the earth; and in the ; ' ~ tJIJ^ ♦,* \.r+\,™ . 

day when I shall make up my commanded to return; 

"jewels, all men shall know what . . n - f nd * e . th f* is able ; * et 

it is that bespeaketh the power him 5 etu ™ U *£ l h * wa / °* * e 
of God agent; and he that is not, of him 

5. But, verily, I will speak unto U is * ot required. 

you concerning your journey unto "• And now I speak of the 

the land from whence you came, residue who are to come unto this 

Let there be a craft made, or land. 

bought, as seemeth you good, it 13. Behold, they have been 

mattereth not unto me, and take sent to preach my gospel among 

your journey speedily for the the congregations of the wicked; 

place which is called St. Louis, wherefore, I give unto them a 

6. And from thence let my ser- commandment, thus: Thou shalt 
vants, Sidney Rigdon, Joseph not *idle away thy time, neither 
Smith, Jun., and Oliver Cowdery, shalt thou c bury thy talent that 
take their journey for Cincinnati; it may not be known. 

7. And in this place let them 14. And after thou hast come 
lift up their voice and declare up unto the land of Zion, and 

a, 101:3. Isa. 62:3. Zech. 9:16. Mai. 3:17. b, see u, sec. 42. c, vers. 
2—4. 82:18. Matt. 25:14—30. Moro. 10:8 — 17. 



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hast proclaimed my word, thou 
shalt speedily return, proclaim- 
ing my word among the congre- 
gations of the wicked, not in 
haste, neither in wrath nor with 
strife. 

15. And 'shake off the dust of 
thy feet against those who re- 
ceive thee not, not in their pres- 
ence, lest thou provoke them, but 
in secret; and wash thy feet, as 



a testimony against them in the 
day of judgment. 

16. Behold, this is sufficient 
for you, and the will of him who 
hath sent you. 

17. And by the mouth of my 
servant Joseph Smith, Jun., it 
shall be made known concerning 
Sidney Rigdon and Oliver Cow- 
dery. The residue hereafter. 
Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 61. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, ort the 
bank of the Missouri river, Mcllwaine's Bend, August 12, 1831. The 
Prophet and ten Elders had traveled down the river in canoes. On the 
first day of the journey many dangers were experienced. Elder William 
W. Phelps, in daylight vision, saw the destroyer riding in power upon 

the face of the waters. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 203. 

Elders not to travel swiftly upon the river, thus losing opportunity to 
preachy-Elders had been permitted to come thus far by boat that they 
might bear record of the power of the destroyer over the waters — 
Those who come later to Zion to be warned thereof — Attention of the 
First Presidency needed in the organized branches — Special labor of 
declaring the Gospel to non-members left to the Elders thereto ap- 
pointed. 

1. Behold, and hearken unto 
the voice of him who has all 
power, who is from "everlasting 
to everlasting, even Alpha and 
Omega, the beginning and the 
end. 

2. Behold, verily thus saith 
the Lord unto you, O ye elders 
of my church, who are assembled 
upon this spot, whose sins are 
now forgiven you, for I, the Lord, 
forgive sins, and am merciful 
unto those who confess their sins 
with humble hearts; 

3. But verily I say unto you, 
that it is not needful for this 
whole company of mine elders to 
be moving swiftly upon the wa- 
ters, whilst the inhabitants on 



either side are perishing in un- 
belief. 

4. Nevertheless, I suffered it 
that ye might bear record; be- 
hold, there are many dangers 
upon the waters, and more espe- 
cially hereafter; 

5. For I, the Lord, have de- 
creed in mine anger many de- 
structions upon the waters; yea, 
and especially upon these waters. 

6. Nevertheless, all flesh is in 
mine hand, and he that is faith- 
ful among you shall not perish 
by the waters. 

7. Wherefore, it is expedient 
that my servant Sidney Gilbert 
and my servant William W. 
Phelps be in haste upon their 
errand and mission. 



d, 75:20. 84:92 — 95. Sec. 61: a, see m, sec. 20. 



98 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 61. 



8. Nevertheless, I would not 
suffer that ye should part until 
you were chastened for all your 
sins, that you might be one, that 
you might not perish in wicked- 
ness; 

9. But now, verily I say, it be- 
hooveth me that ye should part. 
Wherefore let my servants Sidney 
Gilbert and William W. Phelps 
take their former company, and 
let them take their journey in 
haste that they may fill their mis- 
sion, and through faith they shall 
overcome; 

10. And inasmuch as they are 
faithful they shall be preserved, 
and I, the Lord, will be with 
them. 

11. And let the residue take 
that which is needful for cloth- 
ing. 

12. Let my servant Sidney Gil- 
bert take that which is not need- 
ful with him, as you shall agree. 

13. And now, behold, for your 
good I gave unto you a command- 
ment concerning these things; 
and I, the Lord, will reason with 
you as with men in days of 
old. 

14. Behold, I, the Lord, in the 
beginning blessed the waters; but 
in the last days, by the mouth of 
my servant John, I 6 cursed the 
waters. 

15. Wherefore, the days will 
come that no flesh shall be safe 
upon the waters. 

16. And it shall be said in 
days to come that none is able 
to go up to the land of Zion upon 
the waters, but he that is up- 
right in heart. 

17. And, as I, the Lord, in the 
beginning cursed the land, even 
so in the last days have I blessed 
it, in its time, for the use of my 
saints, that they may partake the 
fatness thereof. 



18. And now I give unto you a 
commandment that what I say 
unto one I say unto all, that yon 
shall forewarn your brethren con- 
cerning c these waters, that they 
come not in journeying upon 
them, lest their faith fail and 
they are caught in snares; 

19. I, the Lord, have decreed, 
and the destroyer rideth upon the 
face thereof, and I revoke not the 
decree. 

20. I, the Lord, was angry with 
you yesterday, but today mine 
anger is turned away. 

21. Wherefore, let those con- 
cerning whom I have spoken, 
that should take their journey 
in haste — again I say unto you, 
let them take their journey in 
haste. 

22. And it mattereth not unto 
me, after a little, if it so be that 
they fill their mission, whether 
they go by water or by land; let 
this be as it is made known unto 
them according to their judg- 
ments hereafter. 

23. And now, concerning my 
servants, Sidney Rigdon, Joseph 
Smith, Jun., and Oliver Cowdery, 
let them come not again upon the 
waters, save it be upon the 
canal, while journeying unto their 
homes; or in other words they 
shall not come upon the wa- 
ters to journey, save upon the 
canal. 

24. Behold, I, the Lord, have 
appointed a way for the journey- 
ing of my saints; and behold, this 
is the way — that after they leave 
the canal they shall journey by 
land, inasmuch as they are com- 
manded to journey and go up 
unto the land of Zion; 

25. And they shall do like unto 
the children of Israel, pitching 
their tents by the way. 

26. And, behold, this com- 



b, vers. 15, 16, 18, 19. c, ver. 5. 



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99 



mandment you shall give unto all 
your brethren. 

27. Nevertheless, unto whom 
is given power to command the 
waters, unto him it is given by 
the Spirit to know all his ways; 

28. Wherefore, let him do as 
the Spirit of the living God com- 
mandeth him, whether upon the 
land or upon the waters, as it 
remaineth with me to do here- 
after. 

29.. And unto you is given the 
course for the saints, or the way 
for the saints of the camp of the 
Lord, to journey. 

30. And again, verily I say 
unto you, my servants, Sidney 
Rigdon, Joseph Smith, Jun., and 
Oliver Cowdery, shall not open 
their mouths in the congregations 
of the wicked until they arrive at 
Cincinnati; 

31. And in that place they shall 
lift up their voices unto God 
against that people, yea unto him 
whose anger is kindled against 
their wickedness, a people who 
are well-nigh ripened for destruc- 
tion. 

32. And from thence let them 
journey for the congregations of 
their brethren, for their labors 
even now are wanted more abun- 
dantly among them than among 
the congregations of the wicked. 

33. And now, concerning the 



residue, let them journey and de- 
clare the word among the con- 
gregations of the wicked, inas- 
much as it is given; 

34. And inasmuch as they do 
this they shall rid their garments, 
and they shall be spotless before 
me. 

35. And let them journey to- 
gether, or d two by two, as seem- 
eth them good, only let my ser- 
vant Reynolds Cahoon, and my 
servant Samuel H. Smith, with 
whom I am well pleased, be not 
separated until they return to 
their homes, and this for a wise 
purpose in me. 

36. And now, verily I say unto 
you, and what I say unto one I 
say unto all, be of good cheer, 
little children; for I am in your 
midst, and I have not forsaken 
you; 

37. And inasmuch as you have 
humbled yourselves before me, 

1 the blessings of the e kingdom are 
yours. 

38. Gird up your loins and be 
watchful and be sober, looking 
forth for the 'coming of the Son 
of Man, for he cometh in an hour 
you think not. 

39. Pray always that you en- 
ter not into temptation, that you 
may abide the day of his coming, 
whether in life or in death. Even 
so. Amen. 



SECTION 62. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, on the bank 
of the Missouri River, August 13, 1831. On this day the Prophet and 
his Counselors met several Elders who were on their way to the land 
of Zion, and, after joyful salutations, received this revelation to the 

encouragement of all. Labors of faithful Elders commended — 

Those on their way to Zion told of their prospective return in continua- 
tion of their ministry. 



d, 62:10. 
•ec. 1. 



62:5. Mark 6:7. Luke 10:1. e, see x, sec. 35. f, see e, 



100 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 63. 



1. Behold, and hearken, O ye 
elders of my church, saith the 
Lord your God, even Jesus Christ, 
your °advocate, who knoweth the 
weakness of man and how to suc- 
cor them who are tempted. 

2. And verily mine eyes are 
upon those who have not as yet 
gone up unto the land of Zion; 
wherefore your mission is not yet 
full. 

3. Nevertheless, ye are blessed, 
for the testimony which ye have 
borne is recorded in heaven for 
the angels to look upon; and they 
rejoice over you, and your sins 
are forgiven you. 

4 . And now continue your jour- 
ney. Assemble yourselves upon 
the land of Zion; and hold a 
meeting and rejoice together, and 
offer a sacrament unto the Most 
High. 

5. And then you may return to 
bear record, yea, even altogether, 
or 'two by two, as seemeth you 
good, it mattereth not unto me; 



only be faithful, and declare glad 
tidings unto the inhabitants of 
the earth, or among the congre- 
gations of the wicked. 

6. Behold, I, the Lord, have 
brought you together that the 
promise might be fulfilled, that I 
the faithful among you should be ' 
preserved and rejoice together in 
the land of Missouri. I, the Lord, 
promise the faithful and cannot 
lie. 

7. I, the Lord, am willing, if 
any among you desire to ride 
upon horses, or upon mules, or 
in chariots, he shall receive this 
blessing, if he receive it from the 
hand of the Lord, with a thank- 
ful heart in all things. 

8. These things remain with 
you to do according to judgment 
and the directions of the Spirit. 

9. Behold, the d kingdom is 
yours. And behold, and lo, I am 
with the faithful always. Even 
so. Amen. 



SECTION 63. 






Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, August, 1831. Prefacing his record of this revelation the 
Prophet wrote: In these infant days of the Church, there was a great 
anxiety to obtain the word of the Lord upon every subject that in any 
way concerned our salvation; and as the land of Zion was now the 
most important temporal object in view, I inquired of the Lord for 
further information upon the gathering of the Saints, and the purchase 
of the land, and other matters. See History of the Church, vol. 1, 

p. 207. Solemn warning to the wicked—Divine manifestations, 

and signs wrought by evil powers — Sin of adultery especially con- 
demned — Saints commanded to gather to Zion as they are able, hut 
not with undue haste lest confusion result — Lands to be secured by 
purchase and not by seizure — Blessed are they who die in the Lord— 
Condition of those who shall die during the Millennium — Sidney Rigdon 
rebuked for pride — Those who use the name of the Lord without 
authority declared to be under condemnation. 



a, see c, sec. 45. 
sec. 35. 



b, see q, sec. 42. c, see d, sec. 61. d, see x, 



\ 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, ff3. 



101 



1. Hearken, O ye people, and 
open your hearts and give ear 
from afar; and listen, you that 
call yourselves the people of the 
Lord, and hear the word of the 
Lord and his will concerning 
you. 

2. Yea, verily, I say, hear the 
word of him whose anger is kin- 
dled against the wicked and re- 
bellious; 

3. Who willeth to take even 
them whom he will take, and pre- 
serveth in life them whom he will 
preserve; 

4. Who buildeth up at his own 
will and pleasure; and destroyeth 
when he pleases, and is able to 
cast the soul down to hell. 

5. Behold, I, the Lord, utter 
my voice, and it shall be obeyed. 

6. Wherefore, verily I say, let 
the wicked take heed, and let the 
rebellious fear and tremble; and 
let the unbelieving hold their 
lips, a for the day of wrath shall 
come upon them as a whirlwind, 
and all flesh shall know that I am 
God. 

7. And he that seeketh signs 
shall see signs, but not unto sal- 
vation. 

8. Verily, I say unto you, there 
are those among you who seek 
signs, and there have been such 
even from the beginning; 

9. But, behold, faith cometh 
not by signs, but signs follow 
those that believe. 

10. Yea, signs come by faith, 
not by the will of men, nor as 
they please, but by the will of 
God. 

11. Yea, signs come by faith, 
unto mighty works, for without 
faith no man pleaseth God; and 
with whom God is angry he is not 
well pleased; wherefore, unto 
such he showeth no signs, only 



in wrath unto their condemna- 
tion. 

12. Wherefore, I, the Lord, am 
not pleased with those among you 
who have sought after signs and 
wonders for faith, and not for the 
good of men unto my glory. 

13. Nevertheless, I give com- 
mandments, and many have 
turned away from my command- 
ments and have not kept them. 

14. There were among you 
"adulterers and adul tresses; some 
of whom have turned away from 
you, and others remain with you 
that hereafter shall be revealed. 

15. Let such beware and re- 
pent speedily, lest judgment shall 
come upon them as a snare, and 
their folly shall be made mani- 
fest, and their works shall follow 
them in the eyes of the people. 

16. And verily I say unto you, 
as I have said before, c he that 
looketh on a woman to lust after 
her, or if any shall commit adul- 
tery in their hearts, they shall 
not have the Spirit, but shall deny 
the faith and shall fear. 

17. Wherefore, I, the Lord, 
have d said that the fearful, and 
the unbelieving, and all liars, and 
whosoever loveth and maketh a 
lie, and the whoremonger, and 
the sorcerer, shall have their part 
in that lake which burneth with 
fire and brimstone, which is the 
second death. 

18. Verily I say, that they 
shall not have part in the 'first 
resurrection. 

19. And now behold, I, the 
Lord, say unto you that ye are 
not justified, because these things 
are among you. 

20. Nevertheless, he that en- 
dureth in faith and doeth my 
will, the same shall overcome, 
and shall receive an 'inheritance 



oweth no signs, only and shall receive an 

a, see f and g, sec. 1. b, see m, sec. 42. o, see m, sec. 42. 
Rev. 21:8. e, ver. 17. Rev. 20:6. f, see b, sec. 25. 

8 



d, ver. 18. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 63. 



upon the earth when the day of 
transfiguration shall come; 

21. When the earth shall be 
transfigured, even according to 
the pattern which was shown 
unto mine apostles upon the 
mount; of which account the ful- 
ness ye have not yet received. 

22. And now, verily I say unto 
you, that as I said that I would 
make known my will unto you, 
behold I will make it known unto 
you, not by the way of command- 
ment, for there are many who 
observe not to keep my command- 
ments. 

23. But unto him that keepeth 
my commandments I will give the 
'mysteries of my kingdom, and 
the same shall be in him a well 
of living water, springing up unto 
everlasting life. 

24. And now, behold, this is 
the will of the Lord your God 
concerning his saints, that they 
should assemble themselves to- 
gether unto the "land of Zion, not 
in haste, lest there should be con- 
fusion, which bringeth pestilence. 

25. Behold, the land of Zion — 
I, the Lord, hold it in mine own 
hands; 

26. Nevertheless, I, the Lord, 
render unto Caesar the things 
which are Caesar's. 

27. Wherefore, I the Lord will 
that you should 'purchase the 
lands, that you may have advan- 
tage of the world, that you may 
have claim on the world, that 
they may not be stirred up unto 
anger. 

28. For Satan putteth it into 
their hearts to anger against you, 
and to the shedding of blood. 

29. Wherefore, the land of 
Zion shall not be obtained but 
by 'purchase or by blood, other- 



wise there is none inheritance 
for you. 

30. And if by purchase, behold 
you are blessed; 

31. And if by blood, as you 
are forbidden to shed blood, lo, 
your enemies are upon you, and 
ye shall be scourged from city to 
city, and from synagogue to syna- 
gogue, and but *few shall stand 
to receive an inheritance. 

32. I, the Lord, am angry with 
the wicked; I am holding my 
Spirit from the inhabitants of the 
earth. 

33. I have sworn in my wrath, 
and 'decreed wars upon the face 
of the earth, and the wicked shall 
slay the wicked, and fear shall 
come upon every man; 

34. And the saints also shall 
hardly escape; nevertheless, I, the 
Lord, am with them, and will 
"come down in heaven from the 
presence of my Father and con- 
sume the wicked with "unquench- 
able fire. 

35. And behold, this is not yet, 
but by and by. 

36. Wherefore, seeing that I, 
the Lord, have decreed all these 
things upon the face of the earth, 
I will that my saints should be 
assembled upon the land of Zion; 

37. And that every man should 
take righteousness in his hands 
and faithfulness upon his loins, 
and lift a warning voice unto the 
inhabitants of the earth; and de- 
clare both by word and by flight 
that °desolation shall come upon 
the wicked. 

38. Wherefore, let my disciples 
in Kirtland arrange their tem- 
poral concerns, who dwell upon 
this farm. 

39. Let my servant Titus Bill- 
ings, who has the care thereof, 



68 
40 
19 



g, see 2e, sec. 42. h, see q, sec. 42. i, see q, sec. 42. J, vers. 30, 31 
1:63. 101:70 — 75. k, 84:58. 95:5,6. 97:26. 105:35,36. 112:24 — 26. 121:84— 
i. Matt. 20:16. 1, see f, sec. 1. m, see e, sec. 1. n, ver. 54. See f* sec 
i. o, see f and g*, sec. 1. 



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) of the land, that he may 
pared in the coming spring 
3 his journey up unto the 
>f Zion, with those that 
upon the face thereof, ex- 
; those whom I shall re- 
into myself, that shall not 
il I shall command them. 
And let all the moneys 
can he spared, it matter- 
it unto me whether it be 
>r much, be sent up unto 
d of Zion, unto them whom 
"appointed to receive. 
Behold, I, the Lord, will 
into my servant Joseph 
Jun., power that he shall 
abled to discern by the 
those who shall go up unto 
id of Zion, and those of my 
es who shall tarry. 
Let my servant Newel K. 
3y retain his store, or in 
words, the store, yet for a 
season. 

Nevertheless, let him im- 
1 the money which he can 
, to be sent up unto the 
f Zion. 

Behold, these things are 
own hands, let him do ac- 
g to wisdom. 

Verily I say, let him be 
ed as an agent unto the 
es that shall tarry* and 
en be ordained unto this 

9 

And now speedily visit 
lurches, expounding these 
unto them, with my ser- 
Dliver Cowdery. Behold, 
my will, obtaining moneys 
,s I have directed. 
He that is faithful and en- 
shall overcome the world. 
He that 'sendeth up treas- 
nto the land of Zion shall 
> an inheritance in this 
and his works shall fol- 



low him, and also a reward in the 
world to come. 

49. Yea, and blessed are the 
dead that die in the Lord, from 
henceforth, when the Lord shall 
come, and old things shall pass 
away, and all things become new, 
they shall r rise from the dead and 
shall not 'die after, and shall re- 
ceive an inheritance before the 
Lord, in the holy city. 

50. And he that liveth when 
the Lord shall come, and hath 
kept the faith, blessed is he; 
nevertheless, it is appointed to 
him to die at the age of man. 

51. Wherefore, children shall 
grow up until they become old; 
'old men shall die; but they shall 
not "sleep in the dust, but they 
shall be "changed in the twinkling 
of an eye. 

52. Wherefore, for this cause 
preached the apostles unto the 
world the resurrection of the 
dead. 

53. These things are the things 
that ye must look for ; and, speak- 
ing after the manner of the Lord, 
they are now nigh at hand, and 
in a time to come, even in the 
day of the * coming of the Son of 
Man. 

54. And until that hour there 
will be foolish virgins among the 
wise; and at that hour cometh 
an 'entire separation of the right- 
eous and the wicked ; and in that 
day will I send mine angels to 
'pluck out the wicked and cast 
them into unquenchable fire. 

55. And now behold, verily I 
say unto you, I, the Lord, am not 
pleased with my servant Sidney 
Rigdon ; he exalted himself in his 
heart, and received not counsel, 
but grieved the Spirit; 

56. Wherefore his writing is 
not acceptable unto the Lord, and 



1:6 — 9. q, vers. 40, 43. r, see m, sec. 29. s, Al. 11:45. 12:18, 20. 
John 8:51. Rev. 21:4. t, 101:30. Isa. 65:20 — 22. n, 88:116. 101:31. 
, sec. 43. w, see e, sec. 1. x, see fir, sec. 1. y, ver. 34. 



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he shall make another; and if the 
Lord receive it not, behold he 
standeth no longer in the office to 
which I have appointed him. 

57. And again, verily I say 
unto you, those who desire in 
their hearts, in meekness, to warn 
sinners to repentance, let them be 
ordained unto this power. 

58. For this is a day of warn- 
ing, and not a day of many words. 
For I, the Lord, am not to be 
mocked in the last days. 

59. Behold, I am from above, 
and my power lieth beneath. I 
am over all, and in all, and 
through all, and search all things, 
and the day cometh that all things 
shall be subject unto me. 

60. Behold, I am Alpha and 
Omega, even Jesus Christ. 

61. Wherefore, let all men be- 
ware how they take my name in 
their lips — 

62. For behold, verily I say, 
that many there be who are un- 



der this condemnation, who use 
the name of the Lord, and use it 
in vain, having not authority. 

63. Wherefore, let the church 
repent of their sins, and I, the 
Lord, will own them; otherwise 
they shall be cut off. 

64. Remember that that which 
cometh from above is sacred, and 
must be spoken with care, and by 
constraint of the Spirit; and in 
this there is no condemnation, 
and ye 'receive the Spirit through 
prayer; wherefore, without this 
there remaineth condemnation. 

65. Let my servants, Joseph 
Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, 
seek them a home, as they are 
taught through prayer by the 
Spirit. 

66. These things remain to 
overcome through patience, that 
such may receive a more exceed- 
ing and eternal weight of glory, 
otherwise, a greater condemna- 
tion. Amen. 



SECTION 64. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to the Elders 
of the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, September 11, 1831. A company of 
brethren who had been commanded to journey to Zion were busily 

engaged in making preparations to leave in October. The Lord's 

rebuke to sinners — Forgiveness for the repentant sinner whose sin is 
not unto death — Forgive one another, and all men — Instruction to in- 
dividuals — The intervening time, until the coming of the Son of Man, 
called today — This a time of sacrifice and for the tithing of the people — 
The Saints warned against debt — Liars, hypocrites, and those who 
falsely pretend to be Apostles and Prophets to be exposed. 



1. Behold, thus saith the Lord 
jrour God unto you, O ye elders 
of my church, hearken ye and 
hear, and receive my will con- 
cerning you. 

2. For verily I say unto you, 
I will that ye should overcome 
the world; wherefore I will have 
compassion upon you. 



3. There are those among you 
who have sinned; but verily I 
say, for this once, for mine own 
glory, and for the salvation of 
souls, I have forgiven you your 
sins. 

4. I will be merciful unto you, 
for I have "given unto you the 
kingdom. 



z, ver. 65. 42:14. Sec. 64: a, see x, sec. 35. 



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105 



5. And the 6 keys of the mys- 
teries of the kingdom shall not 
be taken from my servant Joseph 
Smith, Jun., through the means 
[ have appointed, while he liveth, 
inasmuch as he obeyeth mine or- 
dinances. 

6. There are those who have 
sought occasion against him with- 
out cause; 

7. Nevertheless, he has sinned; 
but verily I say unto you, I, the 
Lord, forgive sins unto those who 
'confess their sins before me and 
ask forgiveness, who have not 
sinned unto death. 

8. My disciples, in days of old, 
sought occasion against one an- 
other and forgave not one an- 
other in their hearts; and for 
this evil they were afflicted and 
sorely chastened. 

9. Wherefore, I say unto you, 
that ye ought to forgive one an- 
other; for he that d forgiveth not 
his brother his trespasses stand- 
eth condemned before the Lord; 
for there remaineth in him the 
greater sin. 

10. I, the Lord, will "forgive 
whom I will forgive, but of you 
it is required to forgive all 
men. 

11. And ye ought to say in 
your hearts — let God judge be- 
tween me and thee, and reward 
thee according to thy deeds. 

12. And him that 'repenteth 
not of his sins, and confesseth 
them not, ye shall bring before 
the church, and do with him as 
the scripture saith unto you, 
either by commandment or by 
revelation. 

13. And this ye shall do that 
3od may be glorified — not be- 
cause ye forgive not, having not 
compassion, but that ye may be 



justified in the eyes of the law, 
that ye may not offend him who 
is your lawgiver — 

14. Verily I say, for this cause 
ye shall do these things. 

15. Behold, I, the Lord, was 
angry with him who was my ser- 
vant Ezra Booth, and also my ser- 
vant Isaac Morley, for they kept 
not the law, neither the com-r 
mandment; 

16. They sought evil in their 
hearts, and I, the Lord, withheld 
my Spirit. They condemned for 
evil that thing in which there was 
no evil; nevertheless I have for- 
given my servant Isaac Morley. 

17. And also my servant Ed- 
ward Partridge, behold, he hath 
sinned, and Satan seeketh to de- 
stroy his soul; but when these 
things are made known unto 
them, and they repent of the evil, 
they shall be forgiven. 

18. And now, verily I say that 
it is expedient in me that my ser- 
vant Sidney Gilbert, after a few 
weeks, shall return upon his busi- 
ness, and to his agency in the 
land of Zion; 

19. And that which he hath 
seen and heard may be made 
known unto my disciples, that 
they perish not. And for this 
cause have I spoken these things. 

20. And again, I say unto you, 
that my servant Isaac Morley may 
not be tempted above that which 
he is able to bear, and counsel 
wrongfully to your hurt, I gave 
commandment that his farm 
should be sold. 

21. I will not that my servant 
Frederick G. Williams should sell 
his farm, for I, the Lord, will to 
retain a strong hold in the land 
of Kirtland, for the space of five 
years, in the which I will not 



b, see k, sec. 6. c, see j, sec. 58. d, vers. 10 — 14. 98:39, 40. Matt. 6:14, 
15. 18:21, 22. 2 Cor. 2:7. Eph. 4:32. Moro. 6:8. 3 Ne. 12:23, 24. 13:14, 15. 
b, Ex. 34:7. Num. 14:20, 21. 2 Chron. 7:14. Neh. 9:17. Ps. 86:5. 103:3. Mlc. 
7:18. Rom. 9:18. 1 Ne. 7:21. Al. 39:6. Moro. 6:8. f, 42:80 — 83. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 64. 



overthrow the wicked, that there- 
by I may save soma. 

22. And after that day, I, the 
Lord, will not hold any guilty 
that shall go with an open heart 
up to the land of Zlon; for I, the 
Lord, require the hearts of the 
children of men. 

23. Behold, now it is called 
■today until the coming of the 
Bon ot Man, and verily it is a 
day of sacrifice, and a day for 
the tithing of my people; for he 
that is tithed shall not be burned 
at his coming. 

24. For after today Cometh the 
'burning — this is speaking after 
the manner of the Lord — for 
verily I say. tomorrow all the 
proud and they that do wickedly 
shall be as stubble; and I will 
burn them up, for I am the Lord 
of Hosts; and 1 will 'not spare any 
that remain In Babylon. 

25. Wherefore, if ye believe 
me, ye will labor while it is called 

26. And it is not meet that my 
servants, Newel K. Whitney and 
Sidney Gilbert, should sell their 
store and their possessions here; 
for this is not wisdom until the 
residue of the church, which re- 
malneth in this place, shall go up 
unto the land of Zion. 

27. Behold, it is said In my 
laws, or forbidden, to get In debt 
to thine enemies; 

28. But behold, it Is not said 
at any time that the Lord should 
not take when he please, and pay 
as seemeth him good. 

29. "Wherefore, as ye are 
agents, ye are on the Lord's er- 
rand; and whatever ye do accord- 
ing to the wilt of the Lord is the 
Lord's business. 



30. And he hath set you to 
provide for his saints In thesa 
last days, that they may obtain 
an inheritance In the land ot 
Zion. 

31. And behold, I, the Lord, 
declare unto you, and my words 
are sure and shall not fall, that 
they shall obtain it. 

32. But all things must coma 
to pass in their time. 

33. Wherefore, be not weary 
In well-doing, for ye are laying 
the 'foundation of a great work. 
And out of small things proeeed- 
eth that which is great. 

34. Behold, the Lord regulreth 
the heart and a willing mind; 
and the 'willing and obedient 
shall eat the good of the land of 
Zion in these last days. 

35. And the rebellious shall be 
cut off out of the land of Zion, 
and shall be 'sent away, and shall 
not inherit the laud. 

36. For, verily I say that the 
rebellious are "not of the blood 
ot Ephraim, wherefore they shall 
be plucked out. 

37. Behold, I, the Lord, have 
made "my church In these last 
days like unto a Judge sitting on 
a bill, or in a "high place, to 
Judge the nations. 

38. For it shall come to pass 
that the inhabitants of Zlon shall 
Judge all things pertaining to 
Zion. 

39. And liars and hypocrites 
shall be proved by them, and they 
who are not apostles and prophets 
shall be known. 

40. And even the bishop, wio 
is a judge, and his counselors, if 
they are not faithful in their 
stewardships shall he condemned^ 



*. v£ 7T I 














t. 


S a. g B4;6. | 


6:16. 18. i 




J. Isb. 60:21. Se.1 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 65, 66. 



107 



and others shall be planted in 
their stead. 

41. For, behold, I say unto you 
that Zion shall nourish, and the 
'glory of the Lord shall be upon 
her; 

42. And she shall be an 'ensign 
unto the people, and there shall 



come unto her out of every nation 
under heaven. 

43. And the day shall come 
when the nations of the earth 
shall tremble because of her, and 
shall fear because of her terrible 
ones. The Lord hath spoken it. 
Amen. 



SECTION 65. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 
Ohio, October, 1831. ,The Prophet designates this revelation as a 

prayer. Commitment of the keys of the kingdom of God unto 

man — The kingdom of God and ihe kingdom of Heaven named 
separately — Supplication that the kingdom of God, already on earth, 
may go forth that the kingdom of Heaven may come. 



1. Hearken, and lo, a voice as 
of one sent down from on high, 
who is mighty and powerful, 
whose going forth is unto the 
ends of the earth, yea, whose 
voice is unto men — "Prepare ye 
the way of the Lord, make his 
paths straight. 

2. The *keys of the kingdom of 
God are committed unto man on 
the earth, and from thence shall 
the gospel roll forth unto the 
ends of the earth, as the e stone 
which is cut out of the mountain 
without hands shall roll forth, 
until it has filled the whole earth. 

3. Yea, a voice crying — d Pre- 
pare ye the way of the Lord, pre- 
pare, ye the supper of the Lamb, 
make ready for the Bridegroom. 

4. Pray unto the Lord, call 



upon his holy name, make known 
'his wonderful works among the 
people. 

5. Call upon the Lord, that his 
kingdom may go forth upon the 
earth, that the inhabitants there- 
of may receive it, and be prepared 
for the days to come, in the which 
the Son of Man shall come 'down 
in heaven, clothed in the bright- 
ness of his glory, to meet the 
kingdom of God which is "set up 
on the earth. 

6. Wherefore, may the *king- 
dom of God go forth, that the 
kingdom of heaven may come, 
that thou, O God, mayest be glori- 
fied in heaven so on earth, that 
thine enemies may be subdued; 
for thine is the honor, power and 
glory, forever and ever. Amen. 



SECTION 66. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to William 
E. M'Lellin, at Orange, Ohio, October 25, 1831. This was the first 
day of an important conference. See History of the Church, vol. 1, 

p, see 3b, sec. 45. q, see i, sec. 45. r, see 3c, sec. 45 and e, sec. 1. 
Sec. 65: a, see e, sec. 1. b, see k, sec. 6. c, see m, sec. 50. d, see e, 
sec. 1. e, see a, sec. 4. f, see e, sec. 1. g, see m, sec. 50. h, see e, 
sec. 1. Dan. 2:44. 4:3. Mic. 4:7. Matt. 6:10. Luke 1:32, 33. 12:32. 22:29. 
1 Cor. 15:24. 2 Tim. 4:18. Rev. 11:15. Al. 5:50. 3 Ne. 11:38. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 66. 



p. 219. The recipient commended for his repentance and reforma- 
tion — Warning against personal weaknesses and liability to specific 
temptation — Great achievements in righteousness, with consequent bless- 
ings, predicted on condition of devotion to the work of the ministry. 



1. Behold, thus saith the Lord 
unto my servant William E. 
M'Lellin — Blessed are you, inas- 
much as you have turned away 
from your iniquities, and have re- 
ceived my truths, saith the Lord 
your Redeemer, the Savior of the 
world, even of as many as believe 
on my name. 

2. Verily I say unto you, blessed 
are you for receiving mine "ever- 
lasting covenant, even the *ful- 
ness of my gospel, sent forth unto 
the children of men, that they 
might have life and be made par- 
takers of the glories which are to 
be revealed in the last days, as 
it was written by the prophets 
and apostles in days of old. 

3. Verily I say unto you, my 
servant William, that you are 
clean, but not all; repent, there- 
fore, of those things which are 
not pleasing in my sight, saith 
the Lord, for the Lord will show 
them unto you. 

4. And now, verily, I, the Lord, 
will show unto you what I will 
concerning you, or what is my 
will concerning you. 

5. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, that it is my will that you 
should proclaim my gospel from 
land to land, and from city to 
city, yea, in those regions round 
about where it has not been pro- 
claimed. 

6. Tarry not many days in this 
place; go not up unto the land of 
Zion as yet; but inasmuch as you 



can send, send; otherwise, think 
not of thy property. 

7. Go unto the eastern lands, 
bear testimony in every place, 
unto every people and in their 
synagogues, reasoning with the 
people. 

8. Let my servant Samuel H. 
Smith go with you, and forsake 
him not, and give him thine in- 
structions; and he that is faith- 
ful shall be made strong in every 
place; and I, the Lord, will go 
with you. 

9. c Lay your hands upon the 
sick, and they shall recover. Re- 
turn not till I, the Lord, shall send 
you. Be patient in affliction. 
Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, 
and it shall be opened unto 
you. 

10. Seek not to be cumbered. 
Forsake all unrighteousness. 
Commit not "adultery — a tempta- 
tion with which thou hast been 
troubled. 

11. Keep these sayings, for 
they are true and faithful; and 
thou shalt magnify thine office, 
and push many people to Zion 
with songs of everlasting joy upon 
their heads. 

12. Continue in these things 
'even unto the end, and you shall 
have a crown of eternal life at 
the right hand of my Father, who 
is full of grace and truth. 

13. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
your God, your Redeemer, even 
Jesus Christ. Amen. 



a, see k, sec. 1. b, see b, sec. 18. c, see z, sec. 42. 
e ( Matt. 25:21. Luke 16:10. Rev. 2:10. 



d, see in, sec. 42. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 67. 



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SECTION 67. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 
Ohio, November, 1831. The occasion was that of a special conference, 
md the publication of the revelations already received from the Lord 
hrough Joseph Smith the Prophet was considered and acted upon, 
lee heading to Section 1. Many of the brethren bore solemn testimony 
hat the revelations then compiled for publication are verily true as 
'as witnessed unto them by the Holy Ghost shed forth upon them. 
'he Prophet records that after the revelation known as Section 1 had 
een received, some conversation was had concerning revelations and 

mguage. The present revelation followed. The Lord affirms the 

-uth of the commandments — Secret ambitions of some there present 
> express themselves in language superior to that of the revelations 
cposed — The Lord's challenge to even the wisest to imitate the least 
f the revelations. 



1. Behold and hearken, O ye 
Lders of my church, who have 
isembled yourselves together, 
hose prayers I have heard, and 
hose hearts I know, and whose 
esires have come up before me. 

2. Behold and lo, mine eyes 
re upon you, and the heavens 
ad the earth are in mine hands, 
nd the riches of eternity are 
line to give. 

3. Ye endeavored to believe 
dat ye should receive the bless- 
ig which was offered unto you; 
ut behold, verily I say unto you 
here were fears in your hearts, 
nd verily this is the reason that 
e did not receive. 

4. And now I, the Lord, give 
nto you a testimony of the truth 
f these commandments which 
.re lying before you. 

5. Your eyes have been upon 
ny servant Joseph Smith, Jun., 
nd his language you have known, 
ind his imperfections you have 
mown; and you have sought in 
'our hearts knowledge that you 
night express beyond his lan- 
guage; this you also know. 

6. Now, seek ye out of the 



Book of Commandments, even the 
least that is among them, and ap- 
point him that is the most wise 
among you; 

7. Or, if there be any among 
you that shall make one like unto 
it, then ye are justified in saying 
that ye do not know that they are 
true; 

8. But if ye cannot make one 
like unto it, ye are under con- 
demnation if ye do not bear rec- 
ord that they are true. 

9. For ye know that there is 
a no unrighteousness in them, and 
that which is righteous cometh 
down from above, from the Fa- 
ther of lights. 

10. And again, verily I say 
unto you that it is your privilege, 
and a promise I give unto you 
that have been ordained unto this 
ministry, that inasmuch as you 
strip yourselves from jealousies 
and fears, and humble yourselves 
before me, for ye are not suffi- 
ciently humble, the veil shall be 
rent and you shall "see me and 
know that I am — not with the 
carnal neither natural mind, but 
with the spiritual. 



a, 50:23, 24. 84:45—47. 88:40, 41, 49, 66, 67. b, see o, sec. 50. 



no 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 68. 



11. For 'no man has seen God 
at any time in the flesh, except 
quickened by the Spirit of God. 

12. Neither can any natural 
man abide the presence of God, 
neither after the carnal mind. 

13. Ye are not able to abide 
the presence of God now, neither 
the ministering of angels; where- 



fore, continue in patience until 
ye are perfected. 

14. Let not your minds tarn 
back; and when ye are worthy, 
in mine own due time, ye shall 
see and know that which was con- 
ferred upon you by the hands of 
my servant Joseph Smith, Jun. 
Amen. 



SECTION 68. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 
Ohio, November, 1831, concerning Orson Hyde, Luke S. Johnson, 
Lyman E. Johnson, and William E. WLellin. This was given in 
response to supplication that the mind of the Lord be made known 

concerning the Elders named. Utterances of men ordained to 

the Holy Priesthood when they speak as moved upon by the Holy 
Ghost designated as Scripture — Ordination of additional Bishops fore- 
shadowed — Right of literal descendants of Aaron — High Priests may 
be ordained Bishops — Duties of parents respecting their children, par- 
ticularly as to the teaching of the principles of the Gospel — Observance 
of the Sabbath as a holy day — Idleness and greed for worldly things 
condemned. 



1. My servant, Orson Hyde, 
was called by his ordination to 
proclaim the Everlasting gospel, 
by the Spirit of the living God, 
from people to people, and from 
land to land, in the congregations 
of the wicked, in their syna- 
gogues, reasoning with and ex- 
pounding all scriptures unto them. 

2. And, behold, and lo, this is 
an ensample unto all those who 
were ordained unto this priest- 
hood, whose mission is appointed 
unto them to go forth — 

3. And this is the ensample 
unto them, that they shall speak 
as they are 6 moved upon by the 
Holy Ghost. 

4. And whatsoever they shall 
speak when moved upon by the 
Holy Ghost shall be scripture, 



shall be the will of the Lord, shall 
be the mind of the Lord, shall be 
the word of the Lord, shall be the 
voice of the Lord, and the power 
of God unto salvation. 

5. Behold, this is the promise 
of the Lord unto you, O ye my 
servants. 

6. Wherefore, be of good cheer, 
and do not fear, for I the Lord 
am with you, and will stand by 
you; and ye shall bear record of 
me, even Jesus Christ, that I am 
the Son of the living God, that I 
was, that I am, and that I am to 
come. 

7. This is the word of the Lord 
unto you, my servant Orson Hyde, 
and also unto my servant Luke 
Johnson, and unto my servant Ly- 
man Johnson, and unto my ser- 



c, Gen. 32:30. Ex. 33:18—23. John 1:18. 5:37. 6:46. 1 Tim. 6:16. Eth. 
3:6 — 16. P. of G. P., Writings of Joseph Smith 2:17. Sec. 68: a, see b, sec. 
18. b, 18:32. 34:10. 42:16. Luke 1:70. Acts 1:16. 2 Pet. 1:21. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 68. 



Ill 



vant William E. M'Lellin, and 
unto all the faithful elders of my 
church — 

8. c Go ye into all the world, 
preach the gospel to every crea- 
ture, acting in the authority 
which I have given you, 'baptiz- 
ing in the name of the Father, 
and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost. 

9. And he that believeth and 
is baptized shall be saved, and 
he that believeth 'not shall be 
damned. 

10. And he that believeth shall 
be blest with signs following, even 
as it is written. 

11. And unto you it shall be 
given to know the signs of the 
times, and the "signs of the com- 
ing of the Son of Man; 

12. And of as many as the Fa- 
ther shall bear record, to you 
shall be given power to "seal them 
up unto eternal life. Amen. 

13. And now, concerning the 
items in addition to the cove- 
nants and commandments, they 
are these — 

14. There remain hereafter, 
in the due time of the Lord, other 
bishops to be set apart unto the 
church, to minister even accord- 
ing to the first; 

15. Wherefore they shall be 
♦high priests who are worthy, and 
they shall be appointed by the 
'First Presidency of the Melchize- 
dek Priesthood, except they be 
literal descendants of Aaron. 

16. And if they be 'literal de- 
scendants of Aaron they have a 



legal right to the bishopric, if 
they are the 'firstborn among the 
sons of Aaron; 

17. For the firstborn holds the 
right of the presidency over this 
priesthood, and the m keys or 
authority of the same. 

18. No man has a legal right 
to this office, to hold the keys of 
this priesthood, except he be a 
"literal descendant and the first- 
born of Aaron. 

19. But, as a 'high priest of the 
Melchizedek Priesthood has au- 
thority to officiate in all the lesser 
offices he may officiate in the office 
of bishop when no literal descen- 
dant of Aaron can be found, pro- 
vided he is called and set apart 
and ordained unto this power, un- 
der the hands of the 'First Presi- 
dency of the Melchizedek Priest- 
hood. 

20. And a 'literal descendant 
of Aaron, also, must be desig- 
nated by this 'Presidency, and 
found worthy, and 'anointed, and 
ordained under the hands of this 
Presidency, otherwise they are 
not legally authorized to officiate 
in their priesthood. 

21. But, by virtue of the decree 
concerning their right of the 
priesthood descending from fa- 
ther to son, they may claim their 
'anointing if at any time they 
can prove their lineage, or do as- 
certain it by revelation from the 
Lord "under the hands of the 
above named Presidency. 

22. And again, no bishop or 
high priest who shall be set apart 



c, see b, sec. 1. d, see 1, sec. 5. e, see q, sec. 20. f, 76:84, 85, 102 — 106. 
84:74, 75. g, see e, sec. 1. h, see d, sec. 1. I, ver. 19. 20:67. 72:1. 77:11. 
81:1, 2. 84:6 — 42. Sec. 102. Sec. 107. 112:30. 124:123—145. 132:45, 46. Heb. 
2:17. 3:1. 4:14. 5:1, 5, 10. 7:28. 9:7, 11. 10:21. j, 68:19 — 23. 81:2. 90:2— 
27. 102:1, 3, 8—11, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 33. 107:9, 17, 22, 24, 29, 33, 36, 64—68, 
76 — 84, 91, 92. 112:15, 17, 20. 115:15. Sec. 120. 124:123—126. k, 20:66, 67. 
41:9. 42:10, 31 — 34, 71, 73, 82. 46:27. Sec. 51. 57:7, 15. 58:24. 60:10. 64:17. 
68:14 — 24. 70:7 — 14. Sec. 72. 84:112—114. 85:1. 93:50. 107:15—17, 68— IS, 
82, 88. 117:11. Sec. 120. 124:141. 1, 84:18, 26, 27, 30. 107:13, 16, 70, 76. 28:1. 
43. 40:12 — 15. Num. 18:1 — 8. 25:10 — 13. m, vers. 15, 16, 18. See k, sec. 6. 
n, see 1. o, see 1. p, see j. q, see k. r, see j. s, ver. 21. 124:39. 
t, ver. 20. 124:39. u, see j. 



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for this ministry shall be tried 
or condemned for any crime, save 
it be before the r First Presidency 
of the church; 

23. And inasmuch as he is 
found guilty before this Presi- 
dency, by testimony that cannot 
be impeached, he shall be con- 
demned; 

24. And if he repent he shall 
be w forgiven, according to the 
covenants and commandments of 
the church. 

25. And again, inasmuch as 
parents have children in Zion, or 
in any of her stakes which are 
organized, that teach them not to 
understand the 'doctrine of re- 
pentance, faith in Christ the Son 
of the living God, and of baptism 
and the gift of the Holy Ghost by 
the laying on of the hands, when 
v eight years old, the sin be upon 
the heads of the parents. 

26. For this shall be a law 
unto the inhabitants of Zion, or 
in any of her stakes which are 
organized. 

27. And their children shall be 
baptized for the remission of their 
sins when 'eight years old, and 
receive the laying on of the 
hands. 

28. And they shall also 2a teach 
their children to pray, and to 
walk uprightly before the Lord. 



29. And the inhabitants of 
Zion shall also observe the Sab- 
bath day to keep it holy. 

30. And the inhabitants of 
Zion also shall remember their 
2c labors, inasmuch as they are 
appointed to labor, in all faith- 
fulness; for the 2d idler shall be 
had in remembrance before the 
Lord. 

31. Now, I, the Lord, am not 
well pleased with the inhabitants 
of Zion, for there are idlers 
among them; and their children 
are also growing up in wicked- 
ness; they also seek not ear- 
nestly the 2e riches of eternity, but 
their eyes are full of greediness. 

32. These things ought not to 
be, and must be done away from 
among them; wherefore, let my 
servant Oliver Cowdery carry 
these sayings unto the land of 
Zion. 

33. And a commandment I 
give unto them — that he that ob- 
serveth not his Sprayers before 
the Lord in the season thereof, 
let him be had in remembrance 
before the judge of my people. 

34. These sayings are true and 
faithful ; wherefore, transgress 
them not, neither take therefrom. 

35. Behold, I am 2 " Alpha and 
Omega, and I 2A come quickly. 
Amen. 



SECTION 69. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 
Ohio, November, 1831. The compilation of revelations intended for 
early publication had been passed upon at the special conference of 
November 1st. On the 3rd the revelation herein appearing as Section 
133 was added to the Doctrine and Covenants, and called the Appendix. 
By action of the conference, Oliver Cowdery was appointed to carry 

v, see j. w, see d, sec. 64. x, see b, sec. 18. y, see v, sec. If 

*, ver. 25. 2a, ver. 31. 2b, 59:9, 10, 12 — 14. 2c, 42:42. 2d, 42:42. 

2e, see 2a, sec. 38. 2t, 20:47, 51. Al. 34:21. 3 Ne. 18:21. 2g, 19:1. 45:7. 
54:1. 75:1. Rev. 1:8. 2h, see e, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 70. 



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the manuscript of the compiled revelations and commandments to 
Independence, Missouri, for printing. He was also to take with him 
moneys that had been contributed for the building up of the Church in 
Missouri. The course of travel would lead him through a sparsely 
settled country to the frontier. A traveling companion was desirable. 
See History of the Church, vol 1, p. 234. John Whitmer to accom- 
pany Oliver Cowdery, for the latter's safety and sake — John Whitmer 
\o continue his duties as historian and recorder — Reports and accounts 
from the traveling Elders to be forwarded to the land of Zion, of 
which Independence, Missouri, was the center place. 



1. Hearken unto me, saith the 
Lord your God, for my servant 
Dliver Cowdery's sake. It is not 
wisdom in me that he should be 
entrusted with the command- 
ments and the moneys which he 
shall carry unto the land of Zion, 
3xcept one go with him who will 
be true and faithful. 

2. Wherefore, I, the Lord, will 
that my servant, John Whitmer, 
should go with my servant Oliver 
Cowdery; 

3. And also that he shall con- 
tinue in writing and making a 
•history of all the important 
things which he shall observe and 
know concerning my 6 church; 

4. And also that he receive 
counsel and assistance from my 
servant Oliver Cowdery and 
others. 

5. And also, my servants who 



are abroad in the earth should 
send forth the accounts of their 
'stewardships to the land of 
Zion; 

6. For the land of Zion shall 
be a seat and a place to receive 
and do all these things. 

7. Nevertheless, let my ser- 
vant John Whitmer travel many 
times from place to place, and 
from church to church, that he 
may the more easily obtain 
knowledge — 

8. Preaching and expounding, 
writing, copying, selecting, and 
obtaining all things which shall 
be for the good of the church, 
and for the rising generations 
that shall grow up on the land 
of Zion, to possess it from gen- 
eration to generation, 'forever 
and ever. Amen. 



SECTION 70. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, November, 1831. The documentary history written by the 
Prophet states that four special conferences were held from the 1st 
to the 12th of November, inclusive. In the last of these assemblies 
the great importance of the Book of Commandments, later called the 
Doctrine and Covenants, was considered; and the Prophet refers to 
it as being the foundation of the Church in these last days, and a 
benefit to the world, showing that the keys of the mysteries of the 
kingdom of our Savior are again entrusted to man. See History of 



a, see a, sec. 21. b, see a, sec. 1. c, see o, sec. 42. d, see p, sec. 



38. 



4 



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the Church, vol. 1, p. 235. Management of printing and distribut- 
ing the books entrusted to the Prophet and the other Elders named— 
Any surplus means accruing from the undertaking to be consecrated 
for the benefit of the Church — Provision to be made for the temporal 
support of the ministry — The diligent laborer worthy of his hire, 
whether appointed to temporal or spiritual duties. 



1. Dehold, and hearken, O ye 
Inhabitants of Zion. and all ye 
people oC my church who are 
afar off, and hear the word of the 
Lord which I give unto my ser- 
vant Joseph Smith, Jun., and also 
unto my servant Martin Harris, 
and also unto my servant Oliver 
Cowdery, and also unto my ser- 
vant John Whitmer, and also 
unto my servant Sidney Rlgdon, 
and also unto my servant William 
W. Phelps, by the way of com- 
mandment unto them. 

2. For I give unto them a com- 
mandment: wherefore hearken 
and hear, for thus saith the Lord 

3. I, the Lord, have appointed 
them, and ordained them to be 
"stewards over the revelations 
and commandments which I have 
given unto them, and which I 
shall hereafter give unto them; 

4. And an account of this 
"stewardship will I require of 
them in the day of Judgment. 

6. Wherefore. I have appointed 
unto them, and this is their busi- 
ness in the church of God, to 
manage them and the concerns 
thereof, yea, the benefits thereof. 

6. Wherefore, a commandment 
3 give unto them, that they shall 



; glvt 



: things i 



< the 



church, neither unto the world; 
7. Nevertheless, inasmuch as 
they 'receive more than is need- 
ful for their necessities and their 
wants, it shall be given into my 
storehouse; 



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8. And the benefits shall bo 
consecrated unto the Inhabitant? 
of Zion, and unto their genera- 
tions, Inasmuch as they become 
"heirs according to the Iaw9 ul 
the kingdom. 

9. Behold, this Is what the 
Lord requires of every man in his 
"stewardship, even as I, the Lord, 
have appointed or shall hereafter 
appoint unto any man. 

10. And behold, 'none are 
exempt from this law who belong 
to the church of the living God; 

11. Tea, neither the bishop, 
neither the "agent who keepeth 
the Lord's storehouse, neither he 
who is appointed in a steward- 
ship over "temporal things. 

12. He who is appointed to 
administer spiritual things, the 
same is worthy of his hire, even 
as those who are appointed to a 
stewardship to administer in tem- 
poral things; 

13. Yea, even more abundant- 
ly, which abundance is multiplied 
unto them through the 'manifes- 
tations of the Spirit. 

It. Nevertheless, in your tem- 
poral things you shall be 'equal, 
and this not grudgingly, other- 
wise the abundance of the mani- 
festations of the Spirit shall be 
withheld. 

15. Now, this commandment I 
give unto my servants for their 
benefit while they remain, for a 
manifestation of my bless' 
upon their heads, and for s 

1. c, in 2b, sec. 42. d, «S:!B— H 
r, see f. sec. 67. h, see 2b, »ec. U 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 71. 115 



ward of their diligence and for 
their security; 

16. For food and for raiment; 
for an inheritance; for houses 
and for lands, in whatsoever cir- 
cumstances I, the Lord, shall 
place them, and whithersoever I, 
the Lord, shall send them. 



17. For they have been faith- 
ful over many things, and have 
done well inasmuch as they have 
not sinned. 

18. Behold, I, the Lord, am 
merciful and will bless them, and 
they shall enter into the joy of 
these things. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 71. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, 
at Hiram, Ohio, December 1, 1831. The Prophet had resumed the 
translation of the Scriptures with Sidney Rigdon as his scribe; and 
the two so labored until this revelation was received. Circum- 
stances of the times required that the two devote themselves to travel 
and preaching for a season — To meet the opponents of the Church, 
both in public and in private — To bear testimony of the command- 
ments that have been received and in preparation for others yet to come. 

1. Behold, thus saith the Lord commandments and revelations 
Unto you my servants Joseph which are to come. 

Smith, Jun., and Sidney Rigdon, 5. Now, behold this is wisdom ; 
that the time has verily come that whoso readeth, let him under- 
it is necessary and expedient in ^^^^ffinN*!^ 
me that you should open your it snall be given more abundant- 
mouths in proclaiming my gospel, ly ^ even power . 
the things of the kingdom, ex- '7. wherefore, confound your 
pounding the 'mysteries thereof enemies; call upon them to c meet 
out of the scriptures, according you both in public and in private ; 
to that portion of Spirit and and inasmuch as ye are faithful 
power which shall be given unto their shame shall be made mani- 
you, even as I will. * est ' 

2. Verily I say unto you, pro- s 8. Wherefore, let them bring 

claim unto the world in the re- ? rththelr stron S reasons against 

gions round about, and in the % ^ thus saith tne Lord 

church also, for the space of a unto you — there is no weapon 

season, even until it shall be that is formed against you shall 

made known unto you. prosper; 

3. Verily this is a mission for 10. And if any man lift his 
a season, which I give unto you. voice against you he shall be con- 

4. Wherefore, *labor ye in my founded in mine own due time, 
vineyard. Call upon the inhabi- 11. Wherefore, keep my com- 
tants of the earth, and bear rec- mandments; they are true and 
ord, and prepare the way for the faithful. Even so. Amen. 

a, see 2e, sec. 42. b, see k, sec. 24. c. 19:37. 68:47. 63:37. 68:8. Isa. 
41:21. 43:9. 2 Cor. 5:11. 2 Tim. 4:2. 1 Pet. 3:15. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 72. 



SECTION 72. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, December 4, 1831. Several Elders and members had assembled 
to learn their duty and to be further edified in the teachings of the 

Church. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 239. The need 

of another Bishop being appointed, he to attend to the affairs pertain- 
ing to the Bishopric in the eastern branches — His records to be delivered 
to the Bishop in Zion — Newel K. Whitney named as the second Bishop 
to be ordained in the Church — Duties of the Bishop enlarged upon— 
Certificates of membership provided for. 



1. Hearken, and listen to the 
voice of the Lord, O ye who have 
assembled yourselves together, 
who are the "high priests of my 
church, to whom the ^kingdom 
and power have been given. 

2. For verily thus saith the 
Lord, it is expedient in me for a 
c bishop to be appointed unto you, 
or of you, unto the church in this 
part of the Lord's vineyard. 

3. And verily in this thing ye 
have done wisely, for it is re- 
quired of the Lord, at the hand 
of "every steward, to render an 
account of his stewardship, both 
in time and in eternity. 

4. For he who is faithful and 
wise in time is accounted worthy 
to inherit the 'mansions prepared 
for him of my Father. 

5. Verily I say unto you, the 
elders of the church in this part 
of my vineyard shall render an 
'account of their stewardship 
unto the bishop, who shall be 
appointed of me in this part of 
my vineyard. 

6. These things shall be had 
on record, to be handed over unto 
the bishop in Zion. 

7. And the duty of the bishop 
shall be made known by the com- 
mandments which have been 
given, and the voice of the con- 
ference. 



8. And now, verily I say unto 
you, my servant Newel K. Whit- 
ney is the man who shall be ap- 
pointed and ordained unto this 
power. This is the will of the 
Lord your God, your Redeemer. 
Even so. Amen. 

9. The word of the Lord, in 
addition to the law which has 
been given, making known the 
duty of the bishop who has been 
ordained unto the church in this 
part of the vineyard, which is 
verily this — 

10. To keep the Lord's 'store- 
house; to receive the "funds of 
the church in this part of the 
vineyard; 

11. To take an *account of the 
elders as before has been com- 
manded; and to administer to 
their wants, who shall pay for 
that which they receive, inas- 
much as they have wherewith to 
pay; 

12. That this also may be con- 
secrated to the good of the 
church, to the poor and needy. 

13. And he who hath not 
wherewith to pay, an account 
shall be taken and handed over 
to the bishop of Zion, who shall 
pay the debt out of that which 
the Lord shall put into his hands. 

14. And the labors of the faith- 
ful who * labor in spiritual things, 



;e. lui wiiu 'lauui 11 

3ee i, sec. 68. b, see x, sec. 35. c, see k, sec. 68. d, see o, sec. 42. 

a, sec. 59. f, see o, sec. 42. g, see g, sec. 51. h, see 2b, sec. 42. 
>, sec. 42. J, see o, sec. 42. 



a, see i, sec. 68. 
e, see a Bnn KQ 
I, see o 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 73. 117 

in administering the gospel and who are appointed as stewards 

the things of the kingdom unto over the "literary concerns of my 

the church, and unto the world, church have claim for assistance 

shall answer the debt unto the upon the bishop or bishops in all 

bishop in Zion; things — 

15. Thus it cometh out of the 2 1. That the revelations may 

church, for according to the *law be ^published, and go forth unto 

every man that cometh up to the ends of tne earth; that tney 

Zion must lay all things before also may obtain funds whicn snall 

the bishop in Zion. benefit the church in all things; 

voi *ttat as°e V ve V ry r ^ Sllr'tattiS 22 ' That the * also may ren T 
you, tnat as every eiaer in tnis d themselves approved in all 

f ^.1*1? S ne ^ rd .t«^ShTn things, and be accented as 'wise 
an account of his stewardship afax JLJ Aa 

unto the bishop in this part of q A«^« rtW w^i,i *m« a v, Q n 

the vineyard 23, And now, benold » this shall 

17. A 'certificate from the ? e a 4 n 'ensample for all the ex- 
Judge or bishop in this part of * ensi ?\ branches of my church 
the vineyard, unto the bishop in VW^. 1 " 14 the f **** be 
Zion, rendereth every man accept- established. And now I make an 
able, and answereth all things, end of my sayings. Amen. 

for an inheritance, and to be re- 24. A few words in addition to 

ceived as a "wise steward and as the laws of the kingdom, respect- 

a faithful laborer* ing the m embers of the church — 

18. Otherwise he shall not be they that are appointed by the 
accepted of the bishop of Zion. Holy Spirit to go up unto Zion, 

19. And now, verily I say unto and they who are privileged to 
you, let every elder who shall 8° H P unt <> Zion — 

give an account unto the bishop 25. Let them carry up unto the 

of the church in this part of the bishop a 'certificate from three 

vineyard be "recommended by the elders of the church, or a cer- 

church or churches, in which he tificate from the bishop; 

labors, that he may render him- 26. Otherwise he who shall go 

self and his accounts approved in up unto the land of Zion shall not 

all things. be accounted as a 'wise steward. 

20. And again, let my servants This is also an ensample. Amen. 



SECTION 73. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Sidney Rigdon, 
at Hiram, Ohio, January 10, 1832. Since the early part of the preced- 
ing December, Joseph and Sidney had been engaged in preaching, and 
by these means much was accomplished in allaying the excited feelings 
that had been aroused through the publication of scandalous communica- 
tions to the press. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 241. 

Elders instructed to continue their preaching and exhortation — Joseph 
Smith and Sidney Rigdon to resume the work of translation. 

k, see n, sec. 42. 1, vers. 18 — 26. 20:64, 84. 52:41. 112:21. m, see o, 
sec. 42. n, see 1.. o, see sec. 70. p, 1:6. 67:6 — 9. q, see o, sec. 42. 
r, 68:2. 78:13. 98:38. s, see 1. t, see o, sec. 42. 

9 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 74. 



1. For verily, thus saith the 
Lord, it is expedient in me that 
they should continue preaching 
the gospel, and in exhortation to 
the churches in the regions round 
about, until conference; 

2. And then, behold, it shall 
be made known unto them, by the 
"voice of the conference, their 
several missions. 

3. Now, verily I say unto you 
my servants, Joseph Smith, Jun., 
and Sidney Rigdon, saith the 
Lord, it is expedient to translate 
again; 



4. And, inasmuch as it is prac- 
ticable, to preach in the regions 
round about until conference; 
and after that it is expedient to 
continue the work of translation 
until it be finished. 

5. And let this be a pattern 
unto the elders until further 
knowledge, even as it is writ- 
ten. 

6. Now I give no more unto 
you at this time. Gird up your 
loins and be sober. Even so. 
Amen. 



SECTION 74. 



By Revelation to Joseph Smith the Prophet, this explanation of 
the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 7, verse 14, was 
given, at Hiram, Ohio, January, 1832, 



1. For the unbelieving hus- 
band is sanctified by the wife, 
and the unbelieving wife is sanc- 
tified by the husband; else were 
your children unclean, but now 
•are they holy. 

2. Now, in the days of the 
apostles the law of circumcision 
was had among all the Jews who 
believed not the gospel of Jesus 
Christ. 

3. And it came to pass that 
there arose a great contention 
among the people concerning the 
law of circumcision, for the un- 
believing husband was desirous 
that his children should be cir- 
cumcised and become subject to 
the law of Moses, which law was 
fulfilled. 

4. And it came to pass that the 
children, being brought up in sub- 
jection to the law of Moses, gave 



heed to the traditions of their fa- 
thers and believed not the gospel 
of Christ, wherein they became 
unholy. 

5 . Wherefore, for this cause tbe 
apostle wrote unto the church, 
giving unto them a command- 
ment, not of the Lord, but of him- 
self, that a believer should not 
be united to an unbeliever; ex- 
cept the law of Moses should be 
done away among them, 

6. That their children migbt 
remain without circumcision; and 
that the tradition might be done 
away, which saith that little chil- 
dren are unholy; for it was had 
among the Jews; 

7. But kittle children are 
holy, being sanctified through tbe 
atonement of Jesus Christ; and 
this is what the scriptures mean. 



a, see 2u, sec. 20. b, see k, sec. 6. 37:1. Sec. 74: a, see 2p, sec. 2& 
b, see a. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 75. 



119 



SECTION 75. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Amherst, 
Ohio, January 25, 1832. The occasion was that of a conference before 
appointed. Certain Elders, who had encountered difficulty in bringing 
men to an understanding of their message, desired to learn more in 
detail as to their immediate duties. This revelation followed. See 

History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 242. Instructions for individual 

guidance of Elders who are to travel two by two — Necessity of con- 
stant prayer and unwavering faith — Directions for the care and sup- 
port of the families of absent Elders. 



1. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, I who speak even by the 
voice of my Spirit, even Alpha 
and Omega, your Lord and your 
God— 

2. Hearken, O ye who have 
given your names to go forth to 
proclaim my gospel, and to prune 
my vineyard. 

3. Behold, I say unto you that 
it is my will that you should go 
forth and not tarry, neither be 
•idle but labor with your might — 

4. Lifting up your voices as 
with the sound of a trump, pro- 
claiming the truth according to 
the revelations and command- 
ments which I have given you. 

5. And thus, if ye are faithful 
ye shall be *laden with many 
sheaves, and crowned with honor, 
and glory, and immortality, and 
eternal life. 

6. Therefore, verily I say unto 
my servant William E. M'Lellin, 
I c revoke the commission which 
I gave unto him to go unto the 
eastern countries; 

7. And I give unto him a tf new 
commission and a new command- 
ment, in the which I, the Lord, 
chasten him for the murmurings 
of his heart; 

8. And he sinned; neverthe- 
less, I forgive him and say unto 
him again, Go ye into the south 
countries. 



9. And let my servant Luke 
Johnson go with him, and pro- 
claim the things which I have 
commanded them — 

10. Calling on the name of the 
Lord for the 'Comforter, which 
shall teach them all things that 
are expedient for them — 

11. Praying always that they 
faint not; and inasmuch as they 
do this, I will be with them even 
unto the end. 

12. Behold, this is the will of 
the Lord your God concerning 
you. Even so. Amen. 

13. And again, verily thus 
saith the Lord, let my servant 
Orson Hyde and my servant Sam- 
uel H. Smith take their journey 
into the eastern countries, and 
proclaim the things which I have 
commanded them; and inasmuch 
as they are faithful, lo, I will be 
with them even unto the end. 

14. And again, verily I say 
unto my servant Lyman Johnson, 
and unto my servant Orson Pratt, 
they shall also take their journey 
into the eastern countries; and 
behold, and lo, I am with them 
also, even unto the end. 

15. And again, I say unto my 
servant Asa Dodds, and unto my 
servant Calves Wilson, that they 
also shall take their journey unto 
the western countries, and pro- 



a, see u, sec. 42. b, 33:9. Ps. 126:6. Al. 26:5. 3 Ne. 20:18. c, see b, 
sec. 66. d, see c. e, see h, sec. 42. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 75. 



claim my gospel, even as I have 
commanded them. 

16. And he who is faithful 
shall overcome all things, and 
shall be 'lifted up at the last day. 

17. And again, I say unto my 
servant Major N. Ashley, and my 
servant Burr Riggs, let them take 
their journey also into the south 
country. 

18. Yea, let all those take their 
journey, as I have commanded 
them, going from house to house, 
and from village to village, and 
from city to city. 

19. And in whatsoever house 
ye enter, and they receive you, 
'leave your blessing upon that 
house. 

20. And in whatsoever house 
ye enter, and they receive you 
not, ye shall depart speedily from 
that house, and "shake off the 
dust of your feet as a testimony 
against them. 

21. And you shall be filled with 
joy and gladness; and know this, 
that in the day of judgment you 
shall be fudges of that house, 
and condemn them; 

22. And it shall be more toler- 
able for the heathen in the day 
of judgment, than for that house; 
therefore, gird up your loins and 
be faithful, and ye shall over- 
come all things, and be 'lifted up 
at the last day. Even so. Amen. 

23. And again, thus saith the 
Lord unto you, O ye elders of my 
church, who have given your 
names that you might know his 
will concerning you — 

24. Behold, I say unto you, 
that it is the *duty of the church 
to assist in supporting the fam- 
ilies of those, and also to sup- 
port the families of those who 
are called and must needs be sent 



unto the world to proclaim the 
gospel unto the world. 

25. Wherefore, I, the Lord, 
give unto you this commandment, 
that ye obtain places for your 
families, inasmuch as your breth- 
ren are willing to open their 
hearts. 

26. And let all such as can 
obtain places for their families, 
and support of the church for 
them, not fail to go into the 
world, whether to the east or to 
the west, or to the north, or to 
the south. 

27. Let them 'ask and they 
shall receive, knock and it shall 
be opened unto them, and be 
made known from on high, even 
by the m Comforter, whither they 
shall go. 

28. And again, verily I say 
unto you, that every man who is 
obliged to provide for his own 
family, let him provide, and he 
shall in nowise lose his crown; 
and let him labor in the church. 

29. Let every man be diligent 
in all things. And the "idler shall 
not have place in the church, ex- 
cept he repent and mend his 
ways. 

30. Wherefore, let my servant 
Simeon Carter and my servant 
Emer Harris be united in the 
ministry; 

31. And also my servant Ezra 
Thayre and my servant Thomas 
B. Marsh; 

32. Also my servant Hyrum 
Smith and my servant Reynolds 
Cahoon; 

33. And also my servant Dan- 
iel Stanton and my servant Sey- 
mour Brunson; 

34. And also my servant Syl- 
vester Smith and my servant 
Gideon Carter; 



axe caxxeu aiiu must nee us ue sent < 

f, see u, sec. 5. gr. Matt. 10:12, 13. h, see d, sec. 60. i, Matt. 10:14 
j, see u. sec. 5. k, 70:12, 13. 72:14, 15. 1, see c, sec. 4. m, see h, sec. 42 
n, see u, sec. 42. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 76. 



121 



35. And also my servant Rug- 
gles Eames and my servant Ste- 
phen Burnett; 



36! And also my servant Micah 
B. Welton and also my servant 
Eden Smith. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 76. 



A Vision, given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Sidney Bigdon, 
at Hiram, Ohio, February 16, 1832. Prefacing his record of this 
vision the Prophet wrote: "From sundry revelations which had been 
received, it was apparent that many important points touching the 
salvation of man had been taken from the Bible, or lost before it was 
compiled. It appeared self -evident from what truths were left, that 
if God rewarded every one according to the deeds done in the body, 
the term Heaven, as intended for the Saints' eternal home, must include 
more kingdoms than one." While he and Sidney Bigdon were engaged 
in studious and doubtless prayerful consideration of this matter, the 
glorious vision here recorded was given them* See History of the 
Church, vol. 1, p. 245. Bevelation of truth, wisdom, and even mys- 
teries promised unto those who are worthy — The eventual resurrection 
of both just and unjust — The two Elders bear solemn personal testi- 
mony that Jesus Christ lives — The expulsion of Lucifer, and his evil 
activities as Satan on the earth — Awful fate of those who become 
sons' of perdition — Distinctive glories of the celestial, the terrestrial, 
and the telestial states — Qualifications of souls that shall be assigned to 
each — Glorious consummation of the Savior's work. 



1. Hear, O ye heavens, and 
give ear, O earth, and rejoice ye 
inhabitants thereof, for the Lord 
is God, and beside him there is 
no Savior. 

2. Great is his wisdom, mar- 
velous are his ways, and the ex- 
tent of his doings none can find 
out. 

3. His purposes fail not, nei- 
ther are there any who can stay 
his hand. 

4. From "eternity to eternity 
he is the same, and his years 
never fail. 

5. For thus saith the Lord — I, 
the Lord, am merciful and gra- 
cious unto those who fear me, 
and delight to honor those who 
serve me in righteousness and in 
truth unto the end. 



a, see in, sec. 20. b, see 2e, sec. 42. c, see b, 



6. Great shall be their reward 
and eternal shall be their glory. 

7. And to them will I reveal 
*all mysteries, yea, all the hidden 
mysteries of my kingdom from 
days of old, and for ages to come, 
will I make known unto them the 
good pleasure of my will concern- 
ing all things pertaining to my 
kingdom. 

8. Yea, even the 'wonders of 
eternity shall they know, and 
things to come will I show them, 
even the things of many genera- 
tions. 

9. And their wisdom shall be 
great, and their understanding 
reach to heaven ; and before them 
the wisdom of the wise shall 
perish, and the understanding of 
the prudent shall come to naught. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 76. 



10. For by my Spirit will I en- 
lighten them, and by my power 
will I make known unto them the 
secrets of my will — yea, even 
those things which "eye has not 
seen, nor ear heard, nor yet en- 
tered into the heart of man. 

11. We, Joseph Smith, Jun., 
and Sidney Rigdon, being in the 
Spirit on the sixteenth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and 
thirty-two — 

12. By the power of the Spirit 
our eyes were opened and our 
understandings were enlightened, 
so as to see and understand the 
things of God — 

13. Even those things which 
were from the beginning before 
the world was, which were or- 
dained of the Father, through his 
Only Begotten Son, who was in 
the bosom of the Father, even 
from the beginning; 

14. Of whom we bear record; 
and the record which we bear is 
the 'fulness of the gospel of 
Jesus Christ, who is the Son, 
whom we 'saw and with whom 
we conversed in the heavenly 
vision. 

15. For while we were doing 
the work of translation, which 
the Lord had appointed unto us, 
we came to the twenty-ninth 
verse of the fifth chapter of John, 
which was given unto us as fol- 
lows: 

16. Speaking of the resurrec- 
tion of the dead, concerning those 
who shall hear the voice of the 
Son of Man, and shall come 
forth — 

17. They who have done good 
in the ^resurrection of the just, 
and they who have done evil in 



the resurrection of the unjust — 

18. Now this caused us to mar- 
vel, for it was given unto us of 
the Spirit. 

19. And while we meditated 
upon these things, the Lord 
touched the eyes of our under- 
standings and they were opened, 
and the glory of the Lord shone 
round about. 

20. And we 'beheld the glory 
of the Son, on the right hand of 
the Father, and received of his 
fulness; 

21. And 'saw the holy angels, 
and them who are sanctified be- 
fore his throne, worshiping God, 
and the Lamb, who worship him 
forever and ever. 

22. And now, after the many 
testimonies which have been 
given of him, this is the 'testi- 
mony, last of all, which we give 
of him: That he lives! 

23. For we 'saw him, even on 
the right hand of God; and we 
heard the voice bearing record 
that he is the Only Begotten of 
the Father — 

24. That by him, and through 
him, and of him, m the worlds are 
and were created, and the in- 
habitants thereof are begotten 
sons and daughters unto God. 

25. And this we saw also, and 
bear record, that an "angel of 
God who was in authority in the 
presence of God, who rebelled 
against the Only Begotten Son 
whom the Father loved and who 
was in the bosom of the Father, 
was thrust down from the pres- 
ence of God and the Son, 

26. And was called "Perdition, 
for the heavens wept over him — 
he was 'Lucifer, a son of the 
morning. , 



d, vers. 114 — 119. 3 Ne. 17:15 — 25. 19:30—36. 26:14—16. Isa. 64:4. 1 Cor. 
2:9. e, see b. aec. 18. f, see o, sec. 50. h, see m, sec. 29. 1, see o, sec. 
50. J, ver. 67. 130:7. 136:37. Matt. 25:31. 26:53. 2 Thess. 1:7. Heb. 12:22. 
Rev. 5:11. He. 16:14. Moro. 7:29 — 31. k, 2 Pet. 1:16. 1 John 1:1 — 3. 4:14. 
1, see o, sec. 50. m, 93:9, 10. Isa. 64:8. Hos. 1:10. John 1:3, 12. 20:17. 1 Cor. 
8:6. Heb. 1:2. 12:9. n, see 2d, sec. 29. o, vers. 32, 43. p, Isa. 14:12. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 76. 



123 



27. And we beheld, and lo, he 
is fallen ! is fallen, even a son of 
the morning! 

28. And while we were yet in 
the Spirit, the Lord commanded 
us that we should write the 
vision; for we «beheld Satan, that 
old serpent, even the devil, who 
rebelled against God, and sought 
to take the kingdom of our God 
and his Christ — 

29. Wherefore, he maketh war 
with the saints of God, and en- 
compasseth them round about. 

30. And we saw a r vision of 
the sufferings of those with whom 
he made war and overcame, for 
thus came the voice of the Lord 
unto us: 

31. Thus saith the Lord con- 
cerning all those who know my 
power, and have been made par- 
takers thereof, and suffered them- 
selves through the power of the 
devil to be overcome, and to deny 
the truth and defy my power — 

32. They are they who are the 
'sons of perdition, of- whom I say 
that it had been better for them 
never to have been born; 

33. For they are vessels of 
wrath, doomed to suffer the wrath 
of God, with the devil and his 
angels in eternity; 

34. Concerning whom I have 
said there is 'no forgiveness in 
this world nor in the world to 
come — 

35. Having "denied the Holy 
Spirit after having received it, 
and having denied the Only Be- 
gotten Son of the Father, having 
crucified him unto themselves and 
put him to an open shame. 

36. These are they who shall 
go away into the v lake of fire and 



brimstone, with the devil and his 
angels — 

37. And the "only ones on 
whom the second death shall 
have any power; 

38. Yea, verily, the only ones 
who shall not be redeemed in 
the due time of the Lord, after 
the sufferings of his wrath. 

39. For 'all the rest shall be 
brought forth by the resurrec- 
tion of the dead, through the 
triumph and the glory of the 
Lamb, who was slain, who was 
in the bosom of the Father 'be- 
fore the worlds were made. 

40. And this is the gospel, the 
glad tidings, which the voice out 
of the heavens bore record unto 
us — 

41. That he came into the 
world, even Jesus, to be crucified 
for the world, and to bear the 
sins of the world, and to sanctify 
the world, and to cleanse it from 
all unrighteousness; 

42. That through him all might 
be saved whom the Father had 
put into his power and made by 
him; 

43. Who glorifies the Father, 
and saves all the works of his 
hands, except those 'sons of per- 
dition who deny the Son after the 
Father has revealed him. 

44. Wherefore, he saves all ex- 
cept them — they shall go away 
into 2a everlasting punishment, 
which is endless punishment, 
which is eternal punishment, to 
reign with the devil and his an- 
gels in eternity, where their 
"worm dieth not, and the fire is 
not quenohed, which is their tor- 
ment — 

45. And the end thereof, nei- 



q, see 2f, sec. 29. r, vers. 36, 44 — 49. s, 42:18, 79. 76:32 — 34, 38, 43, 44. 
84:41. 132:27. John 17:12. 2 Thess. 2:3. t, see s. u, see s. Al. 39:6. 3 Ne. 
29:7. ▼, 63:17. 76:44 — 49. 1 Ne. 15:29. 2 Ne. 1:13. 2:29. 9:8—19, 26, 34, 36. 

28:15, 21, 23. Jac. 6:10. Al. 12:16 — 18. 3 Ne. 27:11, 12. Moro. 8:13, 14, 21. Rev. 
19:20. 20:10, 14, 15. 21:8. w f see v. x, vers. 41—43, 81—88, 98 — 112. 
y, vers. 13, 24. John 1:1 — 3,10. Rev. 13:8. s, see v. 2a, see v. 2b, see v. 
Isa. 66:24. 




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ther the place thereof, nor their 
torment, no man knows; 

46. Neither was it revealed, 
neither is, neither will be revealed 
unto man, except to them who are 
made partakers thereof; 

47. Nevertheless, I, the Lord, 
show it by vision unto many, but 
straightway shut it up again; 

48. Wherefore, the end, the 
width, the height, the depth, and 
the misery thereof, they under- 
stand not, neither any man ex- 
cept those who are 2(? ordained 
unto this condemnation. 

49. And we heard the voice, 
saying: Write the vision, for lo, 
this is the end of the vision of 
the sufferings of the ungodly. 

50. And again we bear record 
— for we saw and heard, and this 
is the testimony of the gospel of 
Christ concerning them who shall 
come forth in the 2d resurrection 
of the just — 

51. They are they who re- 
ceived the testimony of Jesus, 
and 2e believed on his name and 
were baptized after the manner 
of his burial, being 2 'buried in 
the water in his name, and this 
according to the commandment 
which he has given — 

52. That by keeping the com- 
mandments they might be washed 
and cleansed from all their sins, 
and receive the Holy Spirit by 
the laying on of the hands of 
him who is ordained and sealed 
unto this power; 

53. And who overcome by 
faith, and are 2 'sealed by the 
Holy Spirit of promise, which the 
Father sheds forth upon all those 
who are just and true. 



54. They are they who are the 
2 *church of the Firstborn. 

55. They are they into whose 
hands the Father has given "all 
things — 

56. They are they who are 
2i priests and kings, who have re- 
ceived of his fulness, and of his 
glory; 

57. And are priests of the 
Most High, after the order of 
Melchizedek, which was after the 
order of Enoch, which was after 
the order of the Only Begotten 
Son. 

58. Wherefore, as it is written, 
2 *they are gods, even the sons of 
God — 

59. Wherefore, a, all things are v 
theirs, whether life or death, 
or things present, or things to 
come, all are theirs and they are 
Christ's, and Christ is God's. 

60. And they shall overcome 
all things. 

61. Wherefore, let no man 
glory in man, but rather let him 
glory in God, who shall subdue 
all enemies under his feet. 

62. These shall dwell in the 
2m presence of God and his Christ 
forever and ever. 

63. These are they whom he 
shall 2n bring with him, when he | 
shall come in the clouds of heav- 
en to reign on the earth over his 
people. ! 

64. These are they who shall 
have part in the So first resurrec- 
tion. 

65. These are they who shall 
come forth in the resurrection of 
the just. 

66. These are they who are 
come unto 2p Mount Zion, and 
unto the city of the living God, 



2c, see s. 2d, see m, sec. 29. 2e, see q, sec. 20. 2f, see 1, sec. 5. 
2g, see d, sec. 1. 2h, see a, sec. 1. 21, see d, sec. 60. 2j, ver. 57. 78:15, 18. 
128:23. 132:19, 20, 37. Ex. 19:6. 1 Pet. 2:5, 9. Rev. 1:6. 5:10. 20:6. 2k, 

132:17 — 20, 37. Ps. 82:1, 6. 138:1. John 10:34 — 36. 1 Cor. 8:5, 6. 21, see d, 

sec. 50. 2m, vers. 77, 94, 118. 67:12. 121:32. 130:7. 2n, see e, sec. 1. 
2o, see m, sec. 29. 2p, 84:2, 32. 133:18, 66. Ps. 48:2. Isa. 4:5. 24:28. 29:8. 
Joel 2:32. Obad. 21. Heb. 12:22— 24. Rev. 14:1. 1 Ne. 13:37. 2 Ne. 27:3. 28:21. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 76. 



the heavenly place, the holiest of 
all. 

67. These are they who have 
come to an innumerable company 
of angels, to the general assem- 
bly and church of Enoch, and o£ 
the Firstborn. 

68. These are they whose 
names are written In heaven, 
■where God and Christ are the 
judge of all. 

69. These are they who are 
just men made perfect through 
Jesus the mediator of the "new 
covenant, who wrought out this 
perfect atonement through the 
shedding of his own blood. 

70. These are they whose 
''bodies are celestial, whose glory 
Is that of the sun, even the glory 
of Qod, the highest of all. whose 
glory the "sun of the firmament 
Is written of as being typical. 

71. And again, we saw the 
"terrestrial world, and behold 
and lo, these are they who are of 
the terrestrial, whose glory dif- 
fers from that of the ""church of 
the Firstborn who have received 
the fulness of the Father, even 
as that of the '"rooon differs from 
the sun in the firmament. 

72. Behold, these are they who 
'"died without law; 

73. And also they who are 
the spirits of men "kept in 
prison, whom the Son visited, 
and preached the gospel unto 
them, that they might be judged 
according to men in the flesh; 

74. Who received not the tes- 
timony of Jesue in the flesh, but 
afterwards received it. 

75. These are they who are 
honorable men of the earth, who 



B blinded by the craftiness of 



77. These are they who receive 
of the presence of the Son, but 
not of the fulness of the Father. 

78. Wherefore, they are bodies 
terrestrial, and not bodies celes- 
tial, and difier in glory as the 
moon differs from the sun. 

79. These are they who are 
not valiant In the testimony of 
Jesus; wherefore, they obtain 
"not the crown over the kingdom 
of our God. 

80. And now this is the end of 
the vision which we saw of the 
terrestrial, that the Lord com- 
manded us to write while we 
were yet in the Spirit. 

81. And again, we saw the 
glory of the teleBtial, which glory 
is that of the lesser, even as the 
glory of the '"stars differs from 
that of the glory of the moon in 
the firmament. 

82. These are they who re- 
ceived not the gospel of Christ, 
neither the testimony of Jesus. 

83. These are they who deny 
not the Holy Spirit. 

84. These are they who are 
"thrust down to hell. 

S5. These are they who shall 
not be redeemed from the devil 
until the sr last resurrection, until 
the Lord, even Christ the Lamb, 
shall have finished his work. 

86. These are they who re- 
ceive not of his fulness in the 
eternal world, but of the Holy 
Spirit through the ministration 
of the terrestrial ; 

S7. And the terrestrial through 



4".: 





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1 






7:'no: 


-108, 108 — 112. 















1 Cor. 113:83. 24. Rev 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 76. 



the ministration of the celestial. 

88. And also the telestial re- 
ceive it of the 8d administering of 
angels who are appointed to min- 
ister for them, or who are ap- 
pointed to he ministering spirits 
for them ; for they 8e shall be heirs 
of salvation. 

89. And thus we saw, in the 
heavenly vision, the glory of the 
telestial, which surpasses all un- 
derstanding; 

90. And no man knows it ex- 
cept him to whom God has re- 
vealed it. 

91. And thus we saw the glory 
of the terrestrial which excels in 
all things the glory of the teles- 
tial, even in glory, and in power, 
and in might, and in dominion. 

92. And thus we saw the glory 
of the celestial, which excels in 
all things — where God, even the 
Father, reigns upon his throne 
forever and ever; 

93. Before whose throne all 
things bow in humble reverence, 
and give him glory forever and 
ever. 

94. They who dwell in 8 'his 
presence are the church of the 
Firstborn; and they see as they 
are seen, and know as they are 
known, having received of his 
fulness and of his grace; 

95. And he makes them 8 'equal 
in power, and in might, and in 
dominion. 

96. And the glory of the celes- 
tial is one, even as the glory of 
the 8h sun is one. 

97. And the glory of .the ter- 
restrial is one, even as the glory 
of the 81 moon is one. 

98. And the glory of the teles- 
tial is one, even as the glory of 



the stars is one; for as one 8 'star 
differs from another star in glory, 
even so differs one from another 
in glory in the telestial world; 

99. For these are they who are 
of Paul, and of Apo'llos, and of 
Cephas. 

100. These are they who say 
they are some of one and some 
of another — some of Christ and 
some of John, and some of Moses, 
and some of Elias, and some of 
Esaias, and some of Isaiah, and 
some of Enoch; 

101. But received not the gos- 
pel, neither the testimony of 
Jesus, neither the prophets, nei- 
ther the "everlasting covenant. 

102. Last of all, these all are 
they who will not be gathered 
with the saints, to be caught up 
unto 8, the church of the First- 
born, and received into the cloud. 

103. These are 8m they who are 
liars, and sorcerers, and adul- 
terers, and whoremongers, and 
whosoever loves and makes a lie. 

104. These are they who suffer 
the 8n wrath of God on earth. 

105. These are they who suf- 
fer the 80 vengeance of eternal 
fire. 

106. These are they who are 
8p cast down to hell and suffer the 
wrath of Almighty God, until the 
fulness of times, when Christ 
shall have subdued all enemies 
under his feet, and shall have 
perfected his work; 

107. When he shall 8 «deliver 
up the kingdom, and present it 
unto the Father, spotless, saying: 
I have overcome and have ^trod- 
den the wine-press alone, even 
the wine-press of the fierceness 
of the wrath of Almighty God. 



3d, see c, sec. 7. 3e, see c, sec. 7. 3f, ver. 62. See a, sec. 1. Zg, 29:12, 
13. 35:2. 38:24 — 27. 50:43, 44. 78:5 — 7. 84.35 — 39. 132.20. 3h, ver. 70. 1 

Cor. 15:40, 41. 3i, ver. 71. 1 Cor. 15:40, 41. 3j, ver. 81. 1 Cor. 15:41. 3k, 
see k, sec. 1. 31, see a, sec. 1. 88:96. 101:31. Acts 1:9. 1 Thess. 4:16, 17. 
Rev. 11:12. 3m, 63:17, 18. Rev. 21:8. 22:15. 3n, Jude 14 — 16. 3o, Jude 7. 
3p, see v. 3q, 1 Cor. 15:24 — 28. 3r, 88:106. 133:46 — 51. Isa. 63:1 — 6. R6T. 
14:18—20. 19:15. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 77. 



127 



108. Then shall "he be 114. But great and marvelous 
crowned with the crown of his are the works of the Lord, and 
glory, to sit on the throne of his the mysteries of his kingdom 
power to reign forever and ever, which he showed unto us, which 

109. But behold, and lo, we surpass all understanding in 
saw the glory and the 8 4nhabi- glory, and in might, and in do- 
tants of the telestial world, that minion- , 

they were as innumerable as the 115 . ' W hich he commanded us 

stars in the firmament of heaven, we snould not wrlte wnile we 

or as the sand upon the seashore; WG G VGt ln thG gt)irlt and are 

^L°oVd^ noT^awfu? ff iKto uuerr 

^ e ow°th d e a^IKS w 61 ^ i8 m r ca r ble to 

shall confess to him who sits P 8 * 6 * nem known, for they are 

upon the throne forever and ! >onl y to be seen * nd T ? n , de * st ™* 

ever* by tne power of the Holy Spirit, 

111. For they shall be judged which God bestows on those who 
according to their works, and love nim » and Purify themselves 
every man shall receive accord- before him; 

ing to his own works, his own 117. To 8 *whom he grants this 

dominion, in the "mansions which privilege of seeing and knowing 

are prepared; for themselves; 

112. And they shall be 8l0 ser- 118. That through the power 
vants of the Most High; but and manifestation of the Spirit, 
where God and Christ dwell they while in the flesh, they may be 
cannot come, worlds without end. able to bear his presence in the 

113. This is the end of the world of glory. 

vision which we saw, which we 119. And to God and the Lamb 

were commanded to write while be glory, and honor, and do- 

we were yet in the Spirit. minion forever and ever. Amen. 



SECTION 77. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, 
March, 1832. An explanation of part of the Eevelation of John. 



1. Q. What is the sea of glass 
spoken of by John, 4th chapter, 
and 6th verse of the Revelation? 

A. It is the earth, in its sanc- 
tified, immortal, and eternal 
state. 

2. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the four beasts, spoken 
of in the same verse? 

A. They are figurative expres- 
sions, used by the Revelator, 
John, In describing heaven, the 



paradise of God, the happiness of 
man, and of beasts, and of creep- 
ing things, and of the fowls of 
the air; that which is spiritual 
being in the likeness of that 
which is temporal; and that 
which is temporal in the likeness 
of that which is spiritual; the 
spirit of man in the likeness of 
his person, as also the spirit of 
the beast, and every other crea- 
ture which God has created. 



3s, Rev. 19:16. 22:3 — 5. 3t, 132:25. 3u, see f, Bee. 59. 3~v,' 81:6. John 
14:1. 3w, 132:16, 17. 3x, 2 Cor. 12:4. 3 Ne. 28:12—14. 3y, 1 Cor. 2:9—15. 
3s, vera. 6 — 10. See o, sec. 50. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 77. 



3. Q. Are the four beasts lim- 
ited to individual beasts, or do 
they represent classes or orders? 

A. They are limited to four 
individual beasts, which were 
shown to John, to represent the 
glory of the classes of beings in 
their destined order or sphere of 
creation, in the enjoyment of 
their eternal felicity. 

4. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the eyes and wings, 
which the beasts had? 

A. Their eyes are a represen- 
tation of light and knowledge, 
that is, they are full of knowl- 
edge; and their wings are a rep- 
resentation of power, to move, to 
act, etc. 

5. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the four and twenty 
elders, spoken of by John? 

A. We are to understand that 
these elders whom John saw, 
were elders who had been faith- 
ful in the work of the ministry 
and were dead; who belonged to 
the seven churches, and were 
then in the paradise of God. 

6. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the book which John 
saw, which was sealed on the 
back with seven seals? 

A. We are to understand that 
it contains the revealed will, mys- 
teries, and works of God; the 
hidden things of his economy con- 
cerning this earth during the 
seven thousand years of its con- 
tinuance, or its temporal exis- 
tence. 

7. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the seven seals with 
which it was sealed? 

A. We are to understand that 
the first seal contains the things 
of the first thousand years, and 
the second also of the second 
thousand years, and so on until 
the seventh. 

8. Q. What are we to under- 



stand by the four angels, spoken 
of in the 7th chapter and 1st 
verse of Revelation? 

A. We are to understand that 
they are four angels sent forth 
from God, to whom is given power 
over the four parts of the earth, 
to save life and to destroy; these 
are they who have the everlast- 
ing gospel to commit to every 
nation, kindred, tongue, and peo- 
ple; having power to shut up the 
heavens, to seal up unto life, or 
to cast down to the regions of 
darkness. 

9. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the angel ascending 
from the east, Revelation 7th 
chapter and 2nd verse? 

A. We are to understand that 
the angel ascending from the east 
is he to whom is given the seal 
of the living God over the twelve 
tribes of Israel; wherefore, he 
crieth unto the four angels hav- 
ing the everlasting gospel, say- 
ing: Hurt not the earth, neither 
the sea, nor the trees, till we have 
sealed the servants of our God 
in their foreheads. And, if you 
will receive it, this is Elias which 
was to come to gather together 
the tribes of Israel and restore 
all things. 

10. Q. What time are the 
things spoken of in this chapter 
to be accomplished? 

A. They are to be accom- 
plished in the sixth thousand 
years, or the opening of the sixth 
seal. 

11. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by sealing the one hundred 
and forty-four thousand, out of 
all the tribes of Israel — twelve 
thousand out of every tribe? 

A. We are to understand that 
those who are sealed are high 
priests, ordained unto the holy 
order of God, to administer the 
everlasting gospel; for they are 



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hey who are ordained out of 
>very nation, kindred, tongue, 
ind people, by the angels to 
vhom is given power over the 
lations of the earth, to bring as 
n any as will come to the church 
>f the Firstborn. 

12. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the sounding of the 
trumpets, mentioned in the 8th 
chapter of Revelation? 

A. We are to understand that 
is God made the world in six 
lays, and on the seventh day he 
finished his work, and sanctified 
It, and also formed man out of 
the dust of the earth, even so, in 
the beginning of the seventh 
thousand years will the Lord God 
sanctify the earth, and complete 
the salvation of man, and judge 
all things, and shall redeem all 
things, except that which he hath 
not put into his power, when he 
shall have sealed all things, unto 
the end of all things; and the 
sounding of the trumpets of the 
seven angels are the preparing 
and finishing of his work, in the 
beginning of the seventh thou- 
sand years — the preparing of the 



way before the time of his com- 
ing. 

13. Q. When are the things to 
be accomplished, which are writ- 
ten in the 9th chapter of Revela- 
tion? 

A. They are to be accomplished 
after the opening of the seventh 
seal, before the coming of Christ. 

14. Q. What are we to under- 
stand by the little book which 
was eaten by John, as mentioned 
in the 10th chapter of Revela- 
tion? 

A. We are to understand that 
it was a mission, and an ordi- 
nance, for him to gather the 
tribes of Israel; behold, this is 
Elias, who, as it is written, must 
come and restore all things. 

15. Q. What is to be under- 
stood by the two witnesses, in 
the eleventh chapter of Revela- 
tion? 

A. They are two prophets that 
are to be raised up to the Jewish 
nation in the last days, at the 
time of the restoration, and to 
prophesy to the Jews after they 
are gathered and have built the 
city of Jerusalem in the land of 
their fathers. 



SECTION 78. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 
Ohio, March, 1832. The Order given of the Lord to Enoch [Joseph 
Smith, Jun.~\ for the purpose of establishing the poor. In the docu- 
mentary history of the Church, vol. 1, p. 255, appears this note: It 
was not always desirable that the individuals whom the Lord addressed 
in revelations should at the time be known by the world, and hence in 
this and in some subsequent revelations the brethren were addressed by 
other than their own names. The temporary necessity having passed 
for keeping the names of the individuals addressed unknown, their real 

names were subsequently given in brackets. A fuller organization 

of the people for the regulation of their temporal affairs necessary — 
Spirit of equality among the Saints inculcated — Additional revelation 
from time to time to be given — Membership in the Church of the 
Firstborn defined. 



130 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 78. 



1. The Lord spake unto Enoch 
[Joseph Smith, Jun.], saying: 
Hearken unto me, saith the Lord 
your God, who are ordained 
unto the "high priesthood of my 
church, who have assembled 
yourselves together; 

2. And listen to the counsel of 
him who has ordained you from 
on high, who shall speak in your 
ears the words of wisdom, that 
salvation may be unto you in that 
thing which you have presented 
before me, saith the Lord God. 

3. For verily I say unto you, 
the time has come, and is now 
at hand; and behold, and lo, it 
must needs be that there be an 
'organization of my people, in 
regulating and establishing the 
affairs of the storehouse for the 
poor of my people, both in this 
place and in the land of Zion — 

4. Or in other words, the city 
of Enoch [Joseph], for a perma- 
nent and c everlasting establish- 
ment and order unto my church, 
to advance the cause, which ye 
have espoused, to the salvation of 
man, and to the glory of your 
Father who is in heaven; 

5. That you may be "equal in 
the bonds of heavenly things, 
yea, and earthly things also, for 
the obtaining of heavenly things. 

6. For if ye are not "equal in 
earthly things ye cannot be equal 
in obtaining heavenly things; 

7. For if you will that I give 
unto you a place in the celestial 
world, you must prepare your- 
selves by doing the things which 
I have commanded you and re- 
quired of you. 

8. And now, verily thus saith 
the Lord, it is expedient that all 
things be done unto my glory, by 



you who are joined together in 
this order; 

9. Or, in other words, let my 
servant Ahashdah [Newel K. 
Whitney] and my servant Gaze- 
lam, or Enoch [Joseph Smith, 
Jun.] and my servant Pelagoram 
[Sidney Rigdon], sit in council 
with the saints which are 'in 
Zion; 

10. Otherwise Satan seeketh 
to turn their hearts away from 
the truth, that they become blind- 
ed and understand not the things 
which are prepared for them. 

11. Wherefore, a command- 
ment I give unto you, to prepare 
and 'organize yourselves by a 
bond or everlasting covenant that 
cannot be broken. 

12. And he who breaketh it 
shall lose his office and standing 
in the church, and shall be de- 
livered over to the *buffetings of 
Satan until the day of redemp- 
tion. 

13. Behold, this is the prepara- 
tion wherewith I prepare you, 
and the foundation, and the en- 
sample which I give unto you, 
whereby you may accomplish the 
commandments which are given 
you; 

14. That through my provi- 
dence, notwithstanding the * tribu- 
lation which shall descend upon 
you, that the church may stand 
'independent above all other crea- 
tures beneath the celestial world; 

15. That you may come up 
unto the crown prepared for you, 
and be made rulers over *many 
kingdoms, saith the Lord God, 
the Holy One of Zion, who hath 
established the foundations of 
1 Adam-ondi-Ahman ; 

16. Who hath appointed "Mi- 
chael your prince, and estab- 



i 



a, see i, sec. 68. b, vers. 11, 12, 15. c, see b. d, see gr, sec. 49. e, see 
g. sec. 49. f, see q, sec. 42. g, ver. 3. h, 82:21. 104:9, 10. 1, 58:3, 4. 
See k, sec. 63. j, see sec. 44. k, 132:19, 53. 1, 107:53. Sec. 116. 117:8, 11. 
m, see k, sec. 27. 



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131 



lished his feet, and set him upon 
high, and given unto him the keys 
of salvation "under the counsel 
and direction of the Holy One, 
who is without beginning of days 
or end of life. 

17. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, ye are little children, and 
ye have not as yet understood 
how great blessings the Father 
hath in his own hands and pre- 
pared for you; 

18. And ye cannot bear all 
things now; nevertheless, be of 
good cheer, for I will lead you 
along. The "kingdom is yours 
and the blessings thereof are 
yours, and the 'riches of eternity 
are yours. 



19. And he who receiveth all 
things with thankfulness shall be 
made glorious; and the things of 
this earth shall be added unto 
him, even an ^hundred fold, yea, 
more. 

20. Wherefore, do the things 
which I have commanded you, 
saith your Redeemer, even the 
Son r Ahman, who prepare th all 
things before he taketh you; 

21. For ye are the 'church of 
the Firstborn, and he will take 
you 'up in a cloud, and appoint 
every man his portion. 

22. And he that is a faithful 
and "wise steward shall inherit 
all things. Amen. 



SECTION 79. . 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 

Ohio, March, 1832. Jared Carter directed to go again into the 

eastern country — Conditional promise of great reward. 



1. Verily I say unto you, that 
it is my will that my servant 
Jared Carter should go again into 
the eastern countries, from place 
to place, and from city to city, in 
the power of the ordination 
wherewith he has been ordained, 
proclaiming glad tidings of great, 
joy, even the "everlasting gospel. 

2. And I will send upon him 



the *Comf orter, which shall teach 
him the truth and the way whith- 
er he shall go; 

3. And inasmuch as he is faith- 
ful, I will crown him again with 
c sheaves. 

4. Wherefore, let your heart 
be glad, my servant Jared Car- 
ter, and fear not, saith your Lord, 
even Jesus Christ. Amen. 



SECTION 80. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 

Ohio, March, 1832. Commandment concerning ministerial labors 

to Stephen Burnett and Eden Smith. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you my servant Stephen 
Burnett: Go ye, go ye into the 



world and preach the gospel to 
every creature that cometh un- 
der the sound of your voice. 



n, ver. 15. 107:54, 55. 
p, 95:17. s, see a, sec. 1. 
Sic. 79: a, see b, sec. 18. 



o, see x, sec. 35. p, see 2a, sec. 38. q, 132:55. 
t, 76:102. 88:96. 1 Thess. 4:17. u, see o, sec. 42. 
b, see h, sec. 42. c, see k, sec. 24. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 81, 82. 



2. And inasmuch as you de- 
sire a companion, I will give unto 
you my servant a Eden Smith. 

3. Wherefore, go ye and preach 
my gospel, whether to the north 
or to the south, to the east or to 
the west, it mattereth not, for ye 
cannot go amiss. 



4 . Therefore, declare the things 
which ye have heard, and verily 
believe, and 6 know to be true. 

5. Behold, this is the will of 
him who hath called you, your 
Redeemer, even Jesus Christ 
Amen. 



SECTION 81. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 

Ohio, March, 1832. Frederick G. Williams called to be a High 

Priest and a Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church. 

1. Verily, verily, I say unto of the living, and among thy 
you my servant Frederick G. brethren. 

Williams: Listen to the voice of 4. And in doing these things 

him who speaketh to the word thou wilt do the greates t good 

l?e t0 calle e d evel To bTa' -MgS P™mote the glory of him who is 

priest in my church, and a coun- vour Lord. 

selor unto my servant Joseph 5 - Wherefore, be faithful; 

Smith, Jun.; stand in the office which I have 

2. Unto whom I have- given the appointed unto you; succor the 
*keys of the kingdom, which be- weak, lift up the hands which 
long always unto the Presidency hang down, and strengthen the 
of the High Priesthood: feeble knees. 

3. Therefore, verily I acknowl- 6. And if thou art faithful unto 
edge him and will bless him, and the end thou shalt have a crown 
also thee, inasmuch as thou art of immortality, and eternal life 
faithful in counsel, in the office in the "mansions which I have 
which I have appointed unto you, prepared in the house of my Fa- 
in prayer always, vocally and in ther. 

thy heart, in public and in pri- 7. Behold, and lo, these are 

vate, also in thy ministry in pro- the words of Alpha and Omega, 

claiming the gospel in the land even Jesus Christ. Amen. 



SECTION 82. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Jackson County, 
Missouri, April 26, 1832, showing the order given to Enoch, and the 
Church in his day. The occasion was a general council of the Church, 
at which Joseph Smith the Prophet was sustained as the President of 
the High Priesthood, to which office he had previously been ordained 
at a conference of High Priests, Elders and members, at Amherst, 

a, 75:36. b, see 1, sec. 20. Sec. 81: a, see i, sec. 68. b, see x, sec. 35. 
c, see j, sec. 68. d, see a, sec. 59. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 82. 



133 



Ohio, January 25, 1832. See History of the Church, vol 1, p. 267. 

For explanation of unusual names see heading to Section 78. The 

Lord reproves for sin and commends for repentance — Those who seek 
the mind of the Lord and then fait to abide by it are transgressors — 
The Lord is bound when his commandments are complied with — The 
Saints commanded to enter into covenant in the administration of their 
stewardships — Selfishness to be curbed and every man to seek the 
interest of his neighbor. 



1. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, my servants, that inasmuch 
as you have forgiven one another 
your trespasses, even so I, the 
Lord, forgive you. 

2 . Nevertheless, there are those 
among you who have sinned ex- 
ceedingly; yea, even all of you 
have sinned; but verily I say unto 
you, beware from henceforth, and 
refrain from sin, lest sore judg- 
ments fall upon your heads. 

3 . For of him unto whom "much 
is given much is required ; and he 
who sins against the greater light 
shall receive the greater condem- 
nation. 

4. Ye call upon my name for 
revelations, and I give them unto 
you; and inasmuch as ye keep 
not my sayings, which I give unto 
you, ye become transgressors; 
and justice and judgment are the 
penalty which is affixed unto my 
law. 

5. Therefore, what I say unto 
one I say unto all: Watch, for 
the adversary ft spreadeth his do- 
minions, and darkness reigneth; 

6. And the anger of God kin- 
dleth against the inhabitants of 
the earth; and none doeth good, 
for all have gone out of the way. 

7. And now, verily I say unto 
you, I, the Lord, will not lay any 
sin to your charge; go your ways 
and sin no more; but unto that 
soul who sinneth shall the for- 



mer sins return, saith the Lord 
your God. 

8. And again, I say unto you, 
I give unto you a new command- 
ment, that you may understand 
my will concerning you; 

9. Or, in other words, I give 
unto you directions how you may 
act before me, that it may turn 
to you for your salvation. 

10. I, the Lord, am bound 
when ye do what I say; but when 
ye do not what I say, ye have no 
promise. 

11. Therefore, verily I say 
unto you, that it is expedient for 
my servants Alam and Ahashdah 
[Newel K. Whitney], Mahalaleel 
and Pelagoram [Sidney Rigdon], 
and my servant Gazelam [Joseph 
Smith], and Horah and Olihah 
[Oliver Cowdery], and Shaleman- 
asseh and Mahemson [Martin 
Harris], to be bound together by 
a d bond and covenant that cannot 
be broken by transgression, ex- 
cept judgment shall immediately 
follow, in your several steward- 
ships — 

12. To manage the affairs of 
the poor, and all things pertain- 
ing to the bishopric both in the 
land of Zion and in the land of 
Shinehah [Kirtland] ; 

13. For I have consecrated the 
land of Shinehah [Kirtland] in 
mine own due time for the bene- 
fit of the saints of the Most High, 
and for a e stake to Zion. 



a, Luke 12:48. b, 38:11, 12. Isa. 60:2. c, Ezek. 3:20. d, see b, sec. 78. 

e, ver. 14. 68:26. 94:1. 96:1. 101:21. 104:48. 107:36,37,74. 109:59. 115:6,18. 

119:7. 124:2, 36, 134. 125:4. 133:9. 136:10. Isa. 33:20. 54:2. 

10 



134 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 83. 



14. For Zion must increase in 
beauty, and in holiness; her bor- 
ders must be enlarged; her stakes 
must be strengthened; yea, verily 
I say unto you, Zion must arise 
and put on her 'beautiful gar- 
ments. 

15. Therefore, I give unto you 
this commandment, that ye bind 
yourselves by this covenant, and 
it shall be done according to the 
laws of the Lord. 

16. Behold, here is wisdom also 
in me for your good. 

17. And you are to be 'equal, 
or in other words, you are to 
have equal claims on the proper- 
ties, for the benefit of managing 
the concerns of your steward- 
ships, every man according to his 
wants and his needs, inasmuch as 
his wants are just — 

18. And all this for the benefit 
of the "church of the living God, 
that every man may Mmprove 
upon his talent, that every man 
may gain other talents, yea, even 
an hundred fold, to be cast into 
the Lord's storehouse, to become 
the 'common property of the 
whole church — 



19. Every man seeking the in- 
terest of his neighbor, and doing 
all things with an eye single to 
the glory of God. 

20. This order I have appoint- 
ed to be an 'everlasting order 
unto you, and unto your succes- 
sors, inasmuch as you sin not. 

21. And the soul that sins 
against this covenant, and harden- 
eth his heart against it, shall be 
dealt with according to the laws 
of my church, and shall be de- 
livered over to the m buffetings of 
Satan until the day of redemp- 
tion. 

22. And now, verily I say unto 
you, and this is wisdom, make 
unto yourselves friends with the 
"mammon of unrighteousness, 
and they will not destroy you. 

23. Leave judgment alone with 
me, for it is mine and I will re- 
pay. Peace be with you; my 
blessings continue with you. 

24. For even yet the "kingdom 
is yours, and shall be forever, if 
you fall not from your steadfast- 
ness. Even so. . Amen. 



SECTION 83. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Inde- 
pendence, Missouri, April 30, 1832. This revelation was received as 

the Prophet sat in council with his brethren. Claims of women 

and children for support upon their husbands and fathers — Claims of 
widows and orphans upon the Church. 

until their husbands are taken; 
and if they are not found trans- 
gressors they shall have fellow- 
ship in the church. 

3. And if they are not faith- 
ful they shall not have fellow- 
ship in the church; yet they may 
remain upon their inheritances 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord, 
in addition to the laws of the 
church concerning women and 
children, those who belong to the 
church, who have lost their hus- 
bands or fathers: 

2. Women have "claim on their 
husbands for their maintenance, 



f, Isa. 52:1. 3 Ne. 20:36. gr, see a, sec. 51. h, see a, sec. 1. 
25:14 — 30. j, see n, sec. 42. k, see a, sec. 51. 1, see b, sec. 78. 
sec. 78. n, Luke 16:9. o, see x, sec. 35. Sec. 83: a, 1 Tim. 5. 



1, Matt 
m, see h, 
1 Pet. 3. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 84. 



135 



according to the laws of the 
land. 

4. All children have "claim 
upon their parents for their main- 
tenance until they are of age. 

5. And after that, they have 
'claim upon the church, or in 
other words upon the Lord's 



storehouse, if their parents have 
not wherewith to give them in- 
heritances. 

6. And the storehouse shall be 
kept by the Consecrations of the 
church; and widows and orphans 
shall be provided for, as also the 
poor. Amen. 



SECTION 84. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, September 22 and 23, 1832. During the month of September, 
Elders had begun to return from their missions in the eastern States, 
and to make reports of their labors. It was while they were together 
in this season of joy that the following communication was received. 
The Prophet designates it a Revelation on Priesthood. See History 

of the Church, vol. 1, p. 286. A Temple to be built in the land 

of Zion during this generation — The line of the Holy Priesthood from 
Moses back to Adam — Relation between the Holy Priesthood and the 
Lesser Priesthood — Bearers of these two Priesthoods called the sons 
of Moses and of Aaron respectively — Blessings and privileges of those 
who attain to these Priesthoods — The bondage of sin — The new and 
everlasting covenant — Gifts of the spirit specified- — The Lord calls his 
servants,' friends — Missionary service imperative — Plagues impending 
because of wickedness. 

souri, and dedicated by the hand 
of Joseph Smith, Jun., and others 
with whom the Lord was well 
pleased. 

4. Verily this is the word of 
the Lord, that the city New Jeru- 
salem shall be built by the gather- 
ing of the saints, "beginning at 
this place, even the place of the 
temple, which temple shall be 
e reared in this generation. 

5. For verily this generation 
shall not 'all pass away until an 
house shall be built unto the 
Lord, and a 'cloud shall rest upon 
it, which cloud shall be even the 
glory of the Lord, which shall 
fill the house. 



1. A revelation of Jesus Christ 
unto his servant Joseph Smith, 
Jun., and six elders, as they 
united their hearts and lifted 
their voices on high. 

2. Yea, the word of the Lord 
concerning his church, estab- 
lished in the last days for the 
restoration of his people, as he 
has spoken by the mouth of his 
prophets, and for the "gathering 
of his saints to stand upon Mount 
Zion, which shall be the city of 
6 New Jerusalem. 

3. Which city shall be built, 
'beginning at the temple lot, 
which is appointed by the finger 
of the Lord, in the western 
boundaries of the State of Mis- 



b, 68:25 — 31. c, see a, sec. 51. d, see n, sec. 42. Sec. 84: a, see J, sec. 
10. b, see d, sec. 28. c, see c, sec. 57. d, see c, sec. 57. e, 124:49 — 54. 
f, ver. 31. 45:31. 112:33. g, vers. 31, 32. Ex. 13:21. 16:10. 19:9. 40:34. 
Lev. 16:2. 1 Kings 8:10. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 84. 



6. And the "sons of Moses, ac- 
cording to the Holy Priesthood 
which he received under the hand 
of his father-in-law, *Jethro; 

7. And Jethro received it un- 
der the hand of Caleb; 

8. And Caleb received it un- 
der the hand of Elihu; 

9. And Elihu under the hand 
of Jeremy; 

10. And Jeremy under the 
hand of Gad; 

11. And Gad under the hand 
of Esaias; 

12. And Esaias received it un- 
der the hand of God. 

13. Esaias also lived in the 
days of Abraham, and was blessed 
of him — 

14. Which Abraham received 
the 'priesthood from Melchize- 
dek, who received it through the 
lineage of his fathers, even till 
Noah; 

15. And from Noah till Enoch, 
through the *lineage of their fa- 
thers; 

16. And from Enoch 'to Abel, 
who was slain by the conspiracy 
of his brother, who received the 
•"priesthood by the command- 
ments of God, by the hand of 
his father Adam, who was the 
first man — 

17. Which "priesthood con- 
tinueth in the church of God in all 
generations, and is without be- 
ginning of days or end of years. 

18. And the Lord confirmed a 
priesthood also upon ° Aaron and 
his seed, throughout all their 
generations, which priesthood 
also continueth and p abideth for- 
ever with the priesthood which is 
«after the holiest order of God. 

19. And this 'greater priest- 



hood administereth the gospel 
and holdeth the key of the mys- 
teries of the kingdom, even the 
key of the knowledge of God. 

20. Therefore, in the ordi- 
nances thereof, the 'power of 
godliness is manifest. 

21. And without the ordi- 
nances thereof, and the authority 
of the priesthood, the power of 
godliness is 'not manifest unto 
men in the fiesh; 

22. For without this no man 
can "see the face of God, even the 
Father, and live. 

23. Now this Moses plainly 
taught to the children of Israel 
in the wilderness, and sought 
diligently to sanctify his people 
that they might v behold the face 
of God; 

24. But they hardened their 
hearts and could not endure his 
presence; therefore, the Lord in 
his wrath, for his anger was 
kindled against them, swore that 
they should not "enter into his 
rest while in the wilderness, 
which rest is the fulness of his 
glory. 

25. Therefore, he took Moses 
out of their midst, and the 'Holy 
Priesthood also; 

26. And the 'lesser priesthood 
continued, which priesthood hold- 
eth the *key of the ministering 
of angels and the preparatory 
gospel; 

27. Which gospel is the gospel 
of repentance and of baptism, and 
the remission of sins, and the law 
of carnal commandments, which 
the Lord In his wrath caused to 
continue with the ao house of 
Aaron among the children of 
Israel until John, whom God 



h, vers. 31, 34. i, Ex. chap. 18. j, Gen. 14:18 — 20. k, Gen. 5:21 — 31. 

1, Gen. 4:2, 25. m, 107:1, 40 — 57. See i, sec. 68. n, ver. 16. See i, sec. 68. 
o, vers. 26—28, 30. p, Ex. 40:15. Num. 25:13. q, see i, sec. 68. r, see i, 

sec. 68. s, vers. 21— 30. 107:8—12,18,19. 113:8. 128:11. t, John 14:21— 23. 
1 Tim. 3:16. u, see o, sec. 50. v, see o, sec. 50. w, Heb. 3:11, 18, 19. 
1*1 — 11^ x, see i, sec. 68. y, see a, sec. 13. z, see k, sec. 6. 107:13 — 15, 20. 

Ex. 33:1—3. 2a, Ezek. 20:25. Gal. 3:24. Heb. 7:11—16. 



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137 



raised up, being filled with the 
Holy Ghost from his mother's 
womb. 

28. Fpr he was baptized while 
he was yet in his childhood, and 
was ordained by the angel of God 
at the time he was eight days old 
unto this power, to overthrow the 
kingdom of the Jews, and to 
make "straight the way of the 
Lord before the face of his peo- 
ple, to prepare them for the com- 
ing of the Lord, in whose hand is 
given 2c all power. 

29. And again, the offices of 
elder and bishop are necessary 
2d appendages belonging unto the 
2 «high priesthood. 

30. And again, the offices of 
teacher and deacon are necessary 
2 'appendages belonging to the 
lesser priesthood, which priest- 
hood was confirmed upon Aaron 
and his sons. 

31. Therefore, as I said ^con- 
cerning the sons of Moses — for 
the sons of Moses and also the 
sons of Aaron shall offer an ac- 
ceptable offering and sacrifice in 
the house of the Lord, which 
house shall be built unto the Lord 
in "this generation, upon the 
"consecrated spot as I have ap- 
pointed — 

32. And the sons of Moses and 
of Aaron shall be 2 'filled with the 
glory of the Lord, upon Mount 
Zion in the Lord's house, whose 
sons are ye; and also many whom 
I have called and sent forth to 
build up my church. 

33. For whoso is faithful unto 
the obtaining these two priest- 
hoods of which I have spoken, 
and the magnifying their calling, 



are sanctified by the Spirit unto 
the "renewing of their bodies. 

34. They become the sons of 
Moses and of Aaron and the seed 
of Abraham, and the church and 
2, kingdom, and the 2m elect of 
God. 

35. And also all they who re- 
ceive this "priesthood receive 
me, saith the Lord; 

36. For he that receiveth my 
servants receiveth me; 

37. And he that receiveth me 
"receiveth my Father; 

38. And he that receiveth my 
Father 2p receiveth my Father's 
kingdom; therefore 2a all that my 
Father hath shall be given unto 
him. 

39. And this is according to 
the oath and covenant which be- 
lpngeth to the priesthood. 

40. Therefore, all those who 
receive the priesthood, receive 
this 2r oath and covenant of my 
Father, which he cannot break, 
neither can it be moved. 

41. But whoso breaketh this 
covenant after he hath received 
it, and altogether turneth there- 
from, shall "not have forgiveness 
of sins in this world nor in the 
world to come. 

42. And wo unto all those who 
come not unto this 2 'priesthood 
which ye have received, which I 
now confirm upon you who are 
present this day, by mine - own 
voice out of the heavens; and 
even I have given the "heavenly 
hosts and mine angels charge con- 
cerning you. 

43. And I now give unto you 
a commandment to beware con- 
cerning yourselves, to give dili- 



2b, Matt. 3:3. 2c, 93:17. Matt. 28:18. John 3:35. 5:22. 13:3. 17:2. Rom. 
14:9. 1 Cor. 15:27. Phil. 2:9 — 11. Heb. 1:2. 1 Pet. 3:22. Rev. 17:14. 2d, 

107:7, 11, 22 — 26, 36, 37. 2e, see i, sec. 68. 2f, 107:85 — 88. 2g, vers. 6. 32. 

2h, see f. 21, ver. 3. See c, sec. 57. 2j, see g. 2k, 89:18 — 21. Gal. 3:27 — 
29. 21, see x, sec. 35. 2m, ver. 99. See j, sec. 10. 2n, vers. 88 — 90. 112:20. 
2o, John 13:20. 2p, see x, sec. 35. 2q, see d, sec. 50. 2r, vers. 41, 48. 
2b, 41:1. 76:29—37. 2t, see i, sec. 68. 2u, ver. 88. See c, sec. 7. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 84. 



gent heed to the words of eternal 
life. 

44. For you shall live by every 
word that proceedeth forth from 
the mouth of God. 

45. For the word of the Lord 
Is truth, and 2r whatsoever is truth 
Is light, and 2w whatsoever is light 
Is Spirit, even the Spirit of Jesus 
Christ. 

46. And the Spirit giveth 
light to 2 *every man that cometh 
into the world; and the Spirit 
enlighteneth every man 2,/ through 
the world, that hearkeneth to the 
voice of the Spirit. 

47. And every one that heark- 
eneth to the voice of the Spirit 
cometh unto God, even the Fa- 
ther. 

48. And the Father teacheth 
him of the 22 covenant which he 
has renewed and confirmed upon 
you, which is confirmed upon you 
for your sakes, and not for your 
sakes only, but for the sake of the 
whole world.. 

49. And the whole world lieth 
in sin, and groaneth under dark- 
ness and under the bondage of 
sin. 

50. And by this you may know 
they are under the bondage of 
sin, because they come not unto 
me. 

51. For whoso cometh not unto 
me is under the bondage of sin. 

52* And whoso receiveth not 
my voice is not acquainted with 
my voice, and is not of me. 

53. And by this you may know 
the righteous from the wicked, 
and that the whole world groan- 
eth under sin and darkness even 
now. 

54. And your minds in times 
past have been darkened because 



of unbelief, and because you have 
treated lightly the things you 
have received — 

55. Which vanity and unbelief 
have brought the 8o whole church 
under condemnation. 

56. And this condemnation 
resteth upon the children of Zion, 
even all. 

57. And they shall remain un- 
der this condemnation until they 
repent and remember the 86 new 
covenant, even the Book of Mor- 
mon and the former command- 
ments which I have given them, 
not only to say, but to do accord- 
ing to that which I have writ- 
ten — 

58. That they may bring forth 
fruit meet for their Father's king- 
dom; otherwise there remaineth 
a 3c scourge and judgment to be 
poured out upon the children of 
Zion. 

59. For shall the children of 
the kingdom pollute my holy 
land? Verily, I say unto you, 
Nay. 

60. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you who now hear my words, 
which are my voice, blessed are 
ye inasmuch as you receive these 
things; 

61. For I will forgive you of 
your sins with this command- 
ment — that you remain steadfast 
in your minds in "solemnity and 
the spirit of prayer, in bearing 
testimony to all the world of 
those things which are communi- 
cated unto you. 

62. Therefore, 86 go ye into all 
the world; and unto whatsoever 
place ye cannot go ye shall send, 
that the testimony may go from 
you into all the world unto every 
creature. 



2v, 88:6—13, 41, 49, 50, 66, 67. 93:28—40. John 1:9. 3:19. 14:6. 2w, see 

2v. 2x, 76:10. 84:46. 91:4. 93:2. 2y, see 2v. 2z, see k, sec. 1. 3a, see 

a, sec. 1. 3b, see k, sec. 1. 3c, 64:35. 68:31, 32. 90:36. 95:1, 2. 97:6, 7, 
25, 26. 101:2. 103:4. 105:6, 9, 10. 136:31. Deut. chaps. 28 — 30. He. 15:17. 
3d, see y, sec. 43. 3e, see b, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 84. 



139 



63. And as I said unto mine 
apostles, even so I say unto you, 
for you are 8 'mine apostles, even 
God's high priests; ye are they 
whom my Father hath given me; 
ye are my friends; 

64. Therefore, as I said unto 
mine apostles I say unto you 
again, that s 'every soul who be- 
lieveth on your words, and is bap- 
tized by water for the remission 
of sins, shall receive the Holy 
Ghost. 

65. And these "signs shall fol- 
low them that believe — 

66. In my name they shall do 
many wonderful works; 

67. In my name they shall cast 
out devils; 

68. In my name they shall heal 
the sick; 

69. In my name they shall 
open the eyes of the blind, and 
unstop the ears of the deaf; 

70. And the tongue of the 
dumb shall speak; 

71. And if any man shall ad- 
minister poison unto them it shall 
not hurt them; 

72. And the poison of a ser- 
pent shall not have power to harm 
them. 

73. But a commandment I give 
unto them, that they shall "not 
boast themselves of these things, 
neither speak them before the 
world; for these things are given 
unto you for your profit and for 
salvation. 

74. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, 8/ they who believe not on 
your words, and are not baptized 
in water in my name, for the re- 
mission of their sins, that they 
may receive the Holy Ghost, shall 
be damned, and shall not come 
into my Father's kingdom where 
my Father and I am. 



75. And this revelation unto 
you, and commandment, is in 
force s *from this very hour upon 
all the world, and the gospel is 
unto all who have not received it. 

76. But, verily I say unto all 
those to whom the 3 'kingdom has 
been given — from you it must be 
preached unto them, that they 
shall repent of their former evil 
works; for they are to be up- 
braided for their evil hearts of 
unbelief, and your brethren in 
Zion for their 8m rebellion against 
you at the time I sent you. 

77. And again I say unto you, 
my friends, for from henceforth 
I shall call you friends, it is ex- 
pedient that I give unto you this 
commandment, that ye become 
even as my friends in days when 
I was with them, traveling to 
preach the gospel in my power; 

78. For I suffered them not to 
have purse or scrip, neither two 
coats. 

79. Behold, I send you out to 
8n prove the world, and the laborer 
is worthy of his hire. 

80. And any man that shall 
go and preach this gospel of the 
kingdom, and fail not to continue 
faithful in all things, shall 3o not 
be weary in mind, neither dark- 
ened, neither in body, limb, nor 
joint; and a hair of his head shall 
not fall to the ground unnoticed. 
And they shall not go hungry, 
neither athirst. 

81. Therefore, 8p take ye no 
thought for the morrow, for what 
ye shall eat, or what ye shall 
drink, or wherewithal ye shall be 
clothed. 

82. For, consider the lilies of 
the field, how they grow, they 
toil not, neither do they spin ; and 
the kingdoms of the world, in all 



3f, 20:2, 3. 27:12. 95:4. 3*, Mark 16:15 — 18. Acts 2:37 — 39. 3h, Mark 

16:17, 18. Morm. 9:15. Moro. 7:35. 31, Luke 8:54 — 56. 9:36. 3j, Mark 

16:16. John 3:18. 12:48. 3k, ver. 74. 31, see x, sec. 35. 3m, in April, 

1832. 3n, vers. 86 — 97. 98:14. 124:55. 3o, 89:18 — 21. 3p, Matt. 6:25. 

3 Ne. 13:26 — 34. 



140 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 84. 

their glory, are not arrayed like selves, and 8r cleanse your feet 

one of these. even with water, pure water, 

83. For your Father, who is whether in heat or in cold, and 
in heaven, knoweth that you have bear testimony of it unto your 
need of all these things. Father which is in heaven, and 

84. Therefore, let the morrow return not again unto that man. 
take thought for the things of 93. And in whatsoever village 
itself. or city ye enter, do likewise. 

85. Neither take ye thought 94. Nevertheless, search dili- 
beforehand 3 «what ye shall say; gently and spare not; and 8lc wo 
but 8r treasure up in your minds un t that house, or that village 
continually the words of life, and or c ity that rejecteth you, or your 
it shall be given you in the very WO rds, or your testimony con- 
hour that portion that shall be cerning me. 

"^S* £? t0 * every man * 95 - Wo > I Sft y again, unto that 

86. Therefore, let no man house , r that village or city that 
among you, for this command- re jecteth you, or your words, or 
ment is unto all the faithful who your testimony of me; 

are called of God in the church 96 For T ^ Almighty, have 

^l^^n^^Vu^Ji^h laid m ? hands u P° n the nations » 

8 'take purse or scrip, that goeth t 3* acouree thGm for theip wick . 

forth to proclaim this gospel of edness 

«n P nri?hteSL dSS f audio tS *f «^S^ 

them of a Judgment which is to tf^£££^ be CUt ^ 

C °88.' And whoso receiveth you, J* 8 - Vnt } 1 a11 sha11 "'know me 

there I will be also, for I will go wh ° remain, even from the least 

before your face. I will be on ™}° thegreatest, and sha l 1 *5 e 

your right hand and on your left, P led ™ lt } the knowledge of the 

and my Spirit shall be in your Lo I d ' and s £ a11 A e * e * e t to eye ; 

hearts, and mine angels round and shall lift up their voice, and 

about you, to bear you up. with the voice together sing this 

89. Whoso receiveth you re- new son S' saying: 

ceiveth me; and the same 3u will "• The Lord na th brought 

feed you, and clothe you, and give 4a again Zion; 

you money. The Lord hath Redeemed his 

90. And he who feeds you, or people, Israel, 

clothes you, or gives you money, According to the election of grace, 

shall in nowise lose his reward. Which was brought to pass by the 

91. And he that doeth not faith 

these things is not my disciple; And 4f covenant of their fathers, 
by this you may know my dis- 100. The Lord hath redeemed 
ciples. his people; 

92. He that receiveth you not, And 4d Satan is bound and time is 
go away from him alone by your- no longer. 

3q, Matt. 10:19, 20. 3r, see f, sec. 11. 3», see j, sec. 24. 3t t ver. 117. 

3u, Matt. 10:40 — 42. 3v, see d, sec. 60. 3w, see f and g, sec. 1. 3x, see f 

and g, sec. 1. 3y, 101:25. 121:31, 33. 128:14, 19. 130:19. Jer. 31:33, 34. 
3z, Isa. 62:8. 4a, Isa. 52:8. 4b, 100:13. Rom. 11:25 — 28. 4c, Rom. 11:27, 
28. 4d, see 8, sec. 43. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 84. 



141 



The Lord hath gathered 4e all 

things in one. 
The Lord . hath brought down 

4 'Zion from above. 
The Lord hath brought up 4 'Zion 

from beneath. 

101. The earth hath travailed 
and brought forth her 
strength; 

And truth is established in her 

bowels; 
And the heavens have smiled 

upon her; 
And she is clothed 4 *with the 

glory of her God; 
For he stands in the midst of his 

people. 

102. Glory, and honor, and 
power, and might, 

Be ascribed to* our God; for he is 

full of mercy, 
Justice, grace and truth, and 

peace, 
Forever and ever, Amen. 

103. And again, verily, verily, 
I say unto you, it is expedient 
that every man who goes forth 
to proclaim mine everlasting gos- 
pel, that inasmuch as they have 
families, and receive money by 
gift, that they should send it unto 
them or make use of it for their 
benefit, as the Lord shall direct 
them, for thus it seemeth me 
good. 

104. And let all those who 
have not families, who receive 
money, send it up unto the bishop 
in Zion, or unto the bishop in 
Ohio, that it may be consecrated 
for the bringing forth of the 
revelations and the printing 
thereof, and for establishing Zion. 

105. And if any man shall give 
unto any of you a coat, or a suit, 
take the old and cast it unto the 
poor, and go on your way rejoic- 
ing. 

106. And -if any man among 



you be strong in the Spirit, let 
him take with him him that is 
weak, that he may be edified in 
all meekness, that he may be- 
come strong also. 

107. Therefore, take with you 
those who are ordained unto the 
4< lesser priesthood, and send them 
before you to make appoint- 
ments, and to prepare the way, 
and to fill appointments that you 
yourselves are not able to fill. 

108. Behold, this is the way 
that mine apostles, in ancient 
days, built up my church unto 
me. 

109. Therefore, let every man 
stand in his own office, and labor 
in his own calling; and let not 
the head say unto the feet it 
hath 4 'no need of the feet; for 
without the feet how shall the 
body be able to stand? 

110. Also the body hath need 
of every member, that all may be 
edified together, that the system 
may be kept perfect. 

111. And behold, the "high 
priests should travel, and also the 
elders, and also the lesser priests; 
but the deacons and teachers 
should be appointed to watch over 
the church, to be standing minis- 
ters unto the church. 

112. And the bishop, Newel K. 
Whitney, also should travel round 
about and among all the churches, 
searching after the poor to ad- 
minister to their wants by hum- 
bling the rich and the proud. 

113. He should also employ an 
agent to take charge and to do 
his secular business as he shall 
direct. 

114. Nevertheless, let the bish- 
op go unto the city of New York, 
also to the city of Albany, and 
also to the city of Boston, and 
warn the people of those cities 



4e, see J, sec. 10. 4f, 45:11 — 14. P. of G. P., Moses 7:62 — 64. 

sec. 76. 4h» Isa. 11:9. 41, see a, sec. 13. 4j, 1 Cor. 12:21. 
sec. 68. 



4&r, see 31, 
4k, see i, 



142 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 85. 



with the sound of the gospel, with 
a loud voice, of the * 'desolation 
and utter abolishment which 
await them if they do reject these 
things. 

115. For if they do reject these 
things the hour of their judg- 
ment is nigh, and their house 
shall be left unto them desolate. 

116. Let him trust in me and 
he shall not be confounded; and 
a hair of his head shall not fall 
to the ground unnoticed. 

117. And verily I say unto you, 
the rest of my servants, go ye 
forth as your circumstances shall 
permit, in your several callings, 
unto the great and notable cities 
and villages, reproving the world 
in righteousness of all their ^un- 



righteous and ungodly deeds, set- 
ting forth clearly and under- 
standingly the '"desolation of 
abomination in the last days. 

118. For, with you saith the 
Lord Almighty, I will 4o rend their 
kingdoms; I will not only 4 'shake 
the earth, but the *«starry heav- 
ens shall tremble. 

119. For I, the Lord, have put 
forth my hand to * r exert the 
powers of heaven; ye cannot see 
it now, yet a little while and ye 
shall see it, and know that I am, 
and that I will **come and reign 
with my people. 

120. I am Alpha and Omega, 
the beginning and the end. 
Amen. 






SECTION 85. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, November 27, 1832, concerning the Saints in Zion, Missouri. 

See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 298. Inheritances in Zion 

to be received through consecration — Provision made for the assign- 
ment of inheritances among the Saints. 



1. It is the duty of the Lord's 
clerk, whom he has appointed, to 
keep a "history, and a general 
church record of all things that 
transpire in Zion, and of all those 
who consecrate properties, and 
receive inheritances legally from 
the bishop; 

2. And also their manner of 
life, their faith, and works; and 
also of the apostates who aposta- 
tize after receiving their inheri- 
tances. 

3. It is contrary to the will 
and commandment of God that 
those who receive not their in- 
heritance by ^consecration, agree- 
able to his law, which he has 



given, that he may tithe his peo- 
ple, to prepare them against the 
day of c vengeance and burning, 
should have their names enrolled 
with the people of God. 

4. Neither is their "genealogy 
to be kept, or to be had where 
it may be found on any of the 
records or history of the church. 

5. Their names shall not be 
found, neither the names of the 
fathers, nor the names of the 
children written in the e book of 
the law of God, saith the Lord of 
Hosts. 

6. Yea, thus saith the 'still 
small voice, which whispereth 
through and pierceth all things, 



41, see f and g, sec. 1. 4m, ver. 87. 4n, see f and g, sec*. 1. 4o, Dan. 

2:34, 35, 44, 45. 4p, see e, sec. 21. 4q, see e, sec. 21. 4r, see e, sec. 21. 

4s, see e, sec. 1. Sec. 85: a, see a, sec. 21. b. see n, sec. 42. c, see f and 
8. sec. 1. d, Ezra 2:62, 63. e, vers. 1, 9. t, 1 Kings 19:11 — 13. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 86. 



143 



and often times it maketh my 
bones to quake while it maketh 
manifest, saying: 

7. And it shall come to pass 
that I, the Lord God, will send 
one mighty and strong, holding 
the scepter of power in his hand, 
clothed with light for a covering, 
whose mouth shall utter words, 
eternal words; while his bowels 
shall be a fountain of truth, to 
Bet In order the house of God, 
and to arrange by *lot the inheri- 
tances of the saints whose names 
are found, and the names of their 
fathers, and of their children, en- 
rolled in the 'book of the law of 
God; 

8. While that man, who was 
called of God and appointed, that 
putteth forth his hand to 'steady 
the ark of God, shall fall by the 
shaft of death, like as a tree that 
is smitten by the vivid shaft of 
lightning. 

9. And all they who are not 



found written in the 'book of 
remembrance shall find none in- 
heritance in that day, but they 
shall be cut asunder, and their 
portion shall be appointed them 
among unbelievers, where are 
m wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

10. These things I say not of 
myself; therefore, as the Lord 
speaketh, he will also fulfil. 

11. And they who are of the 
"High Priesthood, whose names 
are not found written in the book 
of the law, or that are found to 
have apostatized, or to have been 
cut off from the church, as well 
as the lesser priesthood, or the 
members, in that day shall °not 
find an inheritance among the 
saints of the Most High; 

12. Therefore, it shall be done 
unto them as unto the children 
of the priest, as will be found 
recorded in the second chapter 
and sixty-first and second verses 
of Ezra. 



SECTION 86. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, December 6, 1832. Exposition of the "Lord's parable con- 
cerning the wheat and the tares — Its application to the latter days. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you my servants, concern- 
ing the parable of the wheat and 
of the tares: 

2. Behold, verily I say, the 
field was the world, and the apos- 
tles were the sowers of the seed; 

3. And after they have fallen 
asleep, the "great persecutor of 
the church, the apostate, the 
whore, even *Babylon, that mak- 
eth all nations to drink of her 
cup, in whose hearts the enemy, 
even Satan, sitteth to reign — be- 
hold he soweth the tares; where- 



fore, the tares choke the wheat 
and c drive the church into the 
wilderness. 

4. But behold, in the last days, 
even now while the Lord is be- 
ginning to bring forth the word,- 
and the blade is springing up 
and is yet tender — 

5. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, the angels are 'crying unto 
the Lord day ana" night, who are 
ready and waiting to be sent 
forth to reap down the fields; 

6. But the Lord saith unto 
them, pluck not up the tares 



1, Josh, chaps. 14 — 19. J, vers. 1, 5, 9, 11. k, 1 Chron. 13:9 — 12. 1, see J. 
pi see e, sec. 19. n, see i, sec. 58. o, 51:4, 5. Sec. 86: a, Rev. chap. 17. 
b. Rev. chaps. 14, 17, 18. c, Rev. 12:14. d, see k, sec. 38. 



144 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 87. 



while the blade is yet tender (for 
verily your faith is weak), lest 
you destroy the wheat also. 

7. Therefore, let the wheat 
and the tares grow together until 
the harvest is fully ripe; then ye 
shall first gather out the wheat 
from among the tares, and after 
the gathering of the wheat, be- 
hold and lo, the tares are bound 
in bundles, and the field remain- 
eth to be burned. 

8. Therefore, thus saith the 
Lord unto you, with whom 
the priesthood hath continued 
through the 'lineage of your fa- 
thers — 



9. For ye are lawful heirs, ac- 
cording to the flesh, and have 
been hid from the world 'with 
Christ in God — 

10. Therefore your life and the 
priesthood have remained, and 
must needs remain through yon 
and your lineage 'until the resto- 
ration of all things spoken by 
the mouths of all the holy proph- 
ets since the world began. 

11. Therefore, blessed are ye 
if ye continue in my goodness, a 
light unto the Gentiles, and 
through this priesthood, a *savior 
unto my people Israel. The Lord 
hath said it. Amen. 






2t 



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SECTION 87. 

Revelation and Prophecy on War, given through Joseph Smith 
the Prophet, December 25, 1832. Wars predicted — Division be- 
tween the Northern States and the Southern States — Great calamities 
in manifestation of the chastening hand of God. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
concerning the wars that will 
shortly come to pass, beginning 
at the rebellion of South Caro- 
lina, which will eventually ter- 
minate in the death and misery 
of many souls; 

2. And the time will come that 
war will be poured out upon all 
nations, "beginning at this place. 

3. For behold, the Southern 
States shall be divided against 
the Northern States, and the 
Southern States will call on other 
nations, even the nation of Great 
Britain, as it is called, and they 
shall also call upon other nations, 
in order to defend themselves 
against other nations; and then 
"war shall be poured out upon all 
nations. 



4. And it shall come to pass, 
after many days, c slaves shall 
rise up against their masters, 
who shall be marshaled and dis- 
ciplined for war. 

5. And it shall come to pass 
also that the d remnants who are 
left of the land will marshal 
themselves, and shall become ex- 
ceedingly angry, and shall vex 
the Gentiles with a sore vexation. 

6. And thus, with the sword 
and by bloodshed the inhabitants 
of the earth shall mourn; and 
with famine, and plague, and 
earthquake, and the thunder of 
heaven, and the fierce and vivid 
lightning also, shall the inhabi- 
tants of the earth be made to feel 
the wrath, and indignation, and 
chastening hand of an Almighty 



e, 107:41. 113:8. f, see k, sec. 38. Col. 3:3, 4. g, 27:6. 132:45. MaL 
4:6. Matt. 17:11. h, Obad. 21. Rom. 11:25 — 31. James 5:20. 
Sec. 87: a, 130:12, 13. b, 45:69. c, 134:12. d, 109:65. 113:10. Al. 46:11 
3 Ne. 20:16. 21:12. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 88. 



145 



Sod, until the 'consumption de- 
creed hath made a full end of all 
aations; 

7. That the cry of the saints, 
amd of the 'blood of the saints, 
shall cease to come up into the 
ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, from 



the earth, to be avenged of their 
enemies. 

8. Wherefore, stand ye in 
'holy places, and be not moved, 
until the May of the Lord come; 
for behold, it cometh quickly, 
saith the Lord. Amen. 



SECTION 88. 



Kevelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, December 27, 1832. Designated by the Prophet, the Olive Leaf. 

mSee History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 302. Ministrations of the 

Comforter — The light of truth is the light of Christ — The spirit 
*xnd the body constitute the soul — Parable of the man sending his ser- 
vants into the field and visiting them in turn — Search for the truth 
through study and prayer enjoined — Testimony of the Elders to be 
jfollowed by that of calamity — Scenes incident to the Lord's coming — 
^The angels sounding their trumpets in turn as appointed — Duties of 
~the Presidency of the School of the Prophets — The ordinance of wash- 
ing of feet. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you who have assembled 
"yourselves together to receive his 
'will concerning you: 

2. Behold, this is pleasing unto 
your Lord, and the angels re- 
joice over you; the alms of your 
prayers have come up into the 
ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and 
are recorded in the book of the 
names of the sanctified, even 
them of the celestial world. 

3. Wherefore, I now send upon 
you another "Comforter, even 
upon you my friends, that it may 
abide in your hearts, even the 
Holy Spirit of promise; which 
other Comforter is the same that 
I promised unto my disciples, as 
is recorded in the testimony of 
John. 

4. This Comforter is the prom- 
ise which I give unto you of eter- 



nal life, even the glory of the 
celestial kingdom; 

5. Which glory is that of the 
6 church of the Firstborn, even of 
God, the holiest of all, through 
Jesus Christ his Son — 

6. He that ascended up on 
high, as also he descended be- 
low all things, in that he com- 
prehended all things, that he 
might be in all and through all 
things, d the light of truth; 

7. Which truth shineth. This 
is the light of Christ. As also 
he is e in the sun, and the light 
of the sun, and the power thereof 
by which it was made. 

8. As also he is in the 'moon, 
and is the light of the moon, and 
the power thereof by which it 
was made; 

9. As also the 'light of the 



«, see t and g, sec. 1. f, 58:53. 63:28 — 31. 1 Ne. 14:13. 22:14. 2 Ne. 
27:2 3. 28:10. Morm. 8:27, 40, 41. Eth. 8:22—24. Rev. 6:9, 10. 18:24. 19:2. 
ft 45:32. 101:64. h, see e, sec 1, and b, sec. 2. Sec. 88: a, vers. 4, 5. See 
a. sec. 42. b, see a, sec. 1. c, 122:8. Eph. 4:9, 10. d, vers. 7 — 13, 40, 41, 
*». 50, 66, 67. 14:9. 84:44 — 48. 93:2, 8 — 17, 20, 23—39. e, see d. f, see d, 
f i see d. 



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stars, and the power thereof by 
which they were made; 

10. And the earth also, and the 
power thereof, even the earth 
upon which you stand. 

11. And the light which shin- 
eth, which giveth you light, is 
through him who enlighteneth 
your eyes, which is the *same 
light that quickeneth your un- 
derstandings; 

12. Which light proceedeth 
forth from the presence of God 
to fill the immensity of space — 

13. The light which is in all 
things, which giveth 'life to all 
things, which is the *law by 
which all things are governed, 
even the power of God who sit- 
teth upon his throne, who is in 
the bosom of eternity, who is in 
the midst of all things. 

14. Now, verily I say unto you, 
that through the redemption 
which is made for you is brought 
to pass the 'resurrection from the 
dead. 

15. And the spirit and the body 
are the soul of man. 

16. And the resurrection from 
the dead is the redemption of the 
soul. 

17. And the redemption of the 
soul is through him that quick- 
eneth all things, in whose bosom 
it is decreed that the poor and 
the meek of the earth m shall in- 
herit it. 

18. Therefore, it must needs 
be sanctified from all unright- 
eousness, that it may be prepared 
for the celestial glory; 

19. For after it hath filled the 
measure of its creation, it shall 
be crowned with glory, even with 
the "presence of God the Father; 

20. That bodies who are of the 
celestial kingdom may "possess it 



forever and ever; for, for this la- 
tent was it made and created, 
and for this intent are they sanc- 
tified. 

21. And they who are not sanc- 
tified through the law which I 
have given unto you, even the law 
of Christ, must inherit "another 
kingdom, even that of a terres- 
trial kingdom, or that of a teles- 
tial kingdom. 

22. For he who is not able to 
abide the law of a 'celestial king- 
dom cannot abide a celestial 
glory. 

23. And he who cannot abide 
the law of a terrestrial kingdom 
cannot abide a terrestrial glory. 

24. And he who cannot abide 
the law of a 'telestial kingdom 
cannot abide a telestial glory; 
therefore he is not meet for a 
kingdom of glory. Therefore he 
must abide a kingdom which is 
not a kingdom of glory. 

25. And again, verily I say 
unto you, the earth abideth the 
law of a celestial kingdom, for it 
filleth the measure of its creation, 
and transgresseth not the law— 

26. Wherefore, it shall be sanc- 
tified; yea, notwithstanding 'it 
shall die, it shall be quickened 
again, and shall abide the power 
by which it is quickened, and 
"the righteous shall inherit it. 

27. For notwithstanding they 
die, they also shall rise again, a 
"spiritual body. 

28. They who are of a celes- 
tial spirit shall receive the same 
body which was a natural body; 
even ye shall receive your bodies, 
and your glory shall be that 
glory by which your bodies are 
quickened. 

29. Ye who are "quickened by 
a portion of the celestial glory 






a 



V 
»»; 

f 

'1 
to 
b 

is 



h, see d. I, vers. 7 — 9. j, 10:70. k, ver. 36. 1, vers. 15 — 17. 20, 
27 — 29. See m, sec. 29. m. see p, sec. 38. n, 101:65. 130:7, 9. o, see P. 
sec. 38. p, 43:18, 33. 76:102, 111, 112. q, vers. 38, 39. 76:70 — 98. r, »e« 
q. a, see q. t. see u, sec. 43. u, see p, sec. 38. v, see m, sec. 21 
w f 76:50—70, 94—96. 



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shall then receive of the same, 
even a fulness. 

30. And they who are 'quick- 
ened by a portion of the terres- 
trial glory shall then receive of 
the same, even a fulness. 

31. And also they who are 
'quickened by a portion of the 
telestial glory shall then receive 
of the same, even a fulness. 

32. And they who remain shall 
also be quickened; nevertheless, 
they shall return again to their 
own place, to enjoy that which 
they are willing to receive, be- 
cause they were not willing to 
enjoy that which they might 
have received. 

33. For what doth it profit a 
man if a gift is bestowed upon 
him, and he receive not the gift? 
Behold, he rejoices not in that 
which is given unto him, neither 
rejoices in him who is the giver 
of the gift. 

34. And again, verily I say 
unto you, that which is governed 
by law is also preserved by law 
and 'perfected and sanctified by 
the same. 

35. That which breaketh a 
law, and abideth not by law, but 
seeketh to become a law unto it- 
self, and willeth to abide in sin, 
and altogether abideth in sin, 
cannot.be sanctified by law, nei- 
ther by mercy, justice, nor judg- 
ment. Therefore, they must ^re- 
main filthy still. 

36. All "kingdoms have a law 
given; 

37. And there are many king- 
doms; for there is 2c no space in 
the which there is no kingdom; 
and there is no kingdom in which 
there is no space, either a greater 
or a lesser kingdom. 

38. And unto "every kingdom 



is given a law; and unto every 
law there are certain bounds 
also and conditions. 

39. All beings who abide not 
in those conditions are not jus- 
tified. 

40. For intelligence cleaveth 
unto intelligence; wisdom re- 
ceiveth wisdom; truth embraceth 
truth; virtue loveth virtue; light 
cleaveth unto light; mercy hath 
compassion on mercy and claim- 
eth her own; justice continueth 
its course and claimeth its own; 
judgment goeth before the face 
of him who sitteth upon the 
throne and governeth and execut- 
eth all things. 

41. He 2e comprehendeth all 
things, and all things are before 
him, and all things are round 
about him; and he is above all 
things, and in all things, and is 
through all things, and is round 
about all things; and all things 
are by him, and of him, even God, 
forever and ever. 

42. And again, verily I say 
unto you, he hath given a 2 'law 
unto all things, by which they 
move in their times and their 
seasons; 

43. And their courses are 
fixed, even the courses of the 
heavens and the earth, which 
comprehend the earth and all the 
planets. 

44. And they give light to each 
other in their times and in their 
seasons, in their minutes, in their 
hours, in their days, in their 
weeks, in their months, in their 
years — all these are 2 'one year 
with God, but not with man. 

45. The earth rolls upon her 
wings, and the sun giveth his 
light by day, and the moon giveth 
her light by night, and the stars 



x, 76:71— 80. y, 76:81 — 90,98 — 112. z, vers. 21 — 27. 2a, ver. 102. Rev. 
22:11. 1 Ne. 15:33 — 35. 2 Ne. 9:16. Al. 7:21. Morm. 9:14. 2b, ver. 21. 

2c # P. of G. P., Abraham 5:24. 2d, vers. 13, 21. 36. 2e, 93:30, 35, 36. 2f, P. 
of G. P., Abraham chap. 3. 2g, Ps. 90:4. 2 Pet. 3:8. 



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also give their light, as they roll 
upon their wings in their glory, 
in the midst of the power of 
God. 

46. Unto what shall I liken 
these kingdoms, that ye may un- 
derstand? 

47. Behold, all these are king- 
doms, and any man who hath 
seen any or the least of these 
hath seen God moving in his ma- 
jesty and power. 

48. I say unto you, he hath 
seen him; nevertheless, he who 
came unto his own was not com- 
prehended. 

49. The light "shineth in dark- 
ness, and the darkness compre- 
hendeth it not; nevertheless, the 
day shall come when 21 you shall 
comprehend even God, being 
quickened in him and by him. 

50. Then shall ye know that ye 
2 'have seen me, that I am, and 
that I am the true light that is 
in you, and that you are in me; 
otherwise ye could not abound. 

51. Behold, I will liken these 
kingdoms unto a man having a 
field, and he sent forth his ser- 
vants into the field to dig in the 
field. 

52. And he said unto the first: 
Go ye and labor in the field, and 
in the first hour I will come unto 
you, and ye shall behold the joy 
of my countenance. 

53. And he said unto the sec- 
ond: Go ye also into the field, 
and in the second hour I will visit 
you with the joy of my counte- 
nance. 

54. And also unto the third, 
saying: I will visit you; 

55. And unto the fourth, and 
so on unto the twelfth. 

56. And the lord of the field 
went unto the first in the first 
hour, and tarried with him all 



that hour, and he was made glad 
with the light of the countenance 
of his lord. 

57. And then he withdrew 
from the first that he might visit 
the second also, and the third, 
and the fourth, and so on unto 
the twelfth. 

58. And thus they all received 
the light of the countenance of 
their lord, every man in his hour, 
and in his time, and in his sea- 
son — 

59. Beginning at the first, and 
so on unto the last, and from the 
last unto the first, and from the 
first unto the last; 

60. Every man in his own or- 
der, until his hour was finished, 
even according as his lord had 
commanded him, that his lord 
might be glorified in him, and he 
in his lord, that they all might 
be glorified. 

61. Therefore, unto this para- 
ble I will liken all these king- 
doms, and the inhabitants there- 
of—every kingdom in its hour, 
and in its time, and in its sea- 
son, even according to the decree 
which God hath made. 

62. And again, verily I say 
unto you, my friends, I leave 
these sayings with you to ponder 
in your hearts, with this com- 
mandment which I give unto you, 
that ye shall call upon me while 
I am near — 

63. Draw near unto me and I 
will draw near unto you; seek 
me diligently and ye shall find 
me; 2m ask, and ye shall receive; 
knock, and it shall be opened 
unto you. 

64. Whatsoever ye ask the Fa- 
ther in my name it shall be given 
unto you, that is expedient for 
you; 

6 5 . And if ye ask anything that 



2h, see h, sec. 6. 21, vers. 66 — 68. 93:28. 101:32 — 34. John 17:3. 2J, 
John 14:7. 2m, see c, sec. 4. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 88. 



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is not expedient for you, it shall 
turn unto your condemnation. 

66. Behold, that which you 
hear is as the 2n voice of one cry- 
ing in the wilderness — in the 
wilderness, because you cannot 
see him — my voice, because my 
voice is Spirit; my Spirit is truth; 
truth abideth and hath no end; 
and if it be in you it shall abound. 

67. And if your eye be single 
to my glory, your whole bodies 
shall be filled with light, and 
there shall be no 2o darkness in 
you ; and that body which is filled 
with light comprehendeth all 
things. 

68. Therefore, sanctify your- 
selves that your minds become 
single to God, and the days will 
come that you shall 2p see him; 
for he will unveil his face unto 
you, and it shall be in his own 
time, and in his own way, and 
according to his own will. 

69. Remember the great and 
last promise which I have made 
unto you; cast away your idle 
thoughts and your 2 «excess of 
laughter far from you. 

70. Tarry ye, tarry ye in this 
place, and call a 2r solemn assem- 
bly, even of those who are the 
first laborers in this last king- 
dom. 

71. And let those whom they 
have warned in their traveling 
call on the Lord, and ponder the 
warning in their hearts which 
they have received, for a little 
season. 

72. Behold, and lo, I will take 
2are of your fiocks, and will raise 
dp elders and send unto them. 

73. Behold, I will hasten my 
work in its time. 



74. And I give unto you, who 
are the first laborers in this last 
kingdom, a commandment that 
you assemble yourselves together, 
and organize yourselves, and pre- 
pare yourselves, and sanctify 
yourselves; yea, purify your 
hearts, and *'cleanse your hands 
and your feet before me, that I 
may make you clean; 

75. That I may testify unto 
your Father, and your God, and 
my God, that you are clean from 
the blood of this wicked genera- 
tion; that I may fulfil this prom- 
ise, this great and last promise, 
which I have made unto you, 
when I will. 

76. Also, I give unto you a 
commandment that ye shall con- 
tinue in 2 'prayer and fasting from 
this time forth. 

77. And I give unto you a com- 
mandment that you shall teach 
one another the doctrine of the 
kingdom. 

78. Teach ye diligently and 
my grace shall attend you, that 
you may be instructed more per- 
fectly in theory, in principle, in 
doctrine, in the law of the gos- 
pel, in 2tt all things that pertain 
unto the kingdom of God, that 
are expedient for you to under- 
stand; 

79. Of things both in heaven 
and in the earth, and under the 
earth; things which have been, 
things which are, things which 
must shortly come to pass; things 
which are at home, things which 
are abroad ; the wars and the per- 
plexities of the nations, and the 
judgments which are on the land; 
and a knowledge also of countries 
and of kingdoms — 



2n, 5:14. 52:1. 68:4. 97:1. 128:21. 133:21. 2o, ver. 49. 24:1. 50:25. 
95:6. 2 Ne. 30:6. 2p, see o, sec. 50. 2q, ver. 121. See e, sec. 59. 2r, vers. 
74 — 82, 117. 95:7. 108:4. 109:6, 10. 124:39. 133:6. Lev. 23:36. Neh. 8:18. 
Joel 1:14. 2b, vers. 75. 85, 86, 124, 138—141. 38:10, 42. 42:41. 90:36. 133:5. 

2t. see c, sec. 4. 59:14. Mos. 27:22, 23. Al. 6:6. He. 3:35. 3 Ne. 13:16— 18. 27:1. 
4 Ne. 12. Moro. 6:5. 2u, 11:22. See c, sec. 55. 

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80. That ye may be prepared 
in all things when I shall send 
you again to magnify the calling 
whereunto I have called you, and 
the mission with which I have 
commissioned you. 

81. Behold, I sent you out to 
testify and warn the people, and 
it becometh every man who hath 
been warned to warn his neigh- 
bor. 

82. Therefore, they are left 
without excuse, and their sins are 
upon their own heads. 

83. He that seeketh me early 
shall find me, and shall not be 
forsaken. 

84. Therefore, tarry ye, and 
labor diligently, that you may be 
perfected in your ministry to go 
forth among the Gentiles for the 
last time, as many as the mouth 
of the Lord shall name, to 2c bind 
up the law and seal up the testi- 
mony, and to prepare the saints 
for the hour of judgment which 
is to come; 

85. That their souls may es- 
cape the wrath of God, the 2w deso- 
lation of abomination which 
awaits the wicked, both in this 
world and in the world to come. 
Verily, I say unto you, let those 
who are not the first elders con- 
tinue in the vineyard until the 
mouth of the Lord shall call 
them, for their time is not yet 
come; their garments are not 
clean from the blood of this gen- 
eration. 

86. Abide ye in the liberty 
wherewith ye are made free; en- 
tangle not yourselves in sin, but 
let your hands be clean, until the 
Lord comes. 

87. For not many days hence 
and the earth shall tremble and 
2 *reel to and fro as a drunken 



man; and the sun shall **hide bis 
face, and shall refuse to give 
light; and the moon shall be 
bathed in blood; and the stars 
shall become exceedingly angry, 
and shall cast themselves down 
as a fig that falleth from off a 
fig-tree. 

88. And after your testimony 
cometh wrath and indignation 
upon the people. 

89. For after your testimony 
cometh the 2 *testimony of earth- 
quakes, that shall cause groan- 
in gs in the midst of her, and men 
shall fall upon the ground and 
shall not be able to stand. 

90. And also cometh the testi- 
mony of the voice of thunder- 
ings, and the voice of lightnings, 
and the voice of tempests, and 
the voice of the waves of the sea 
heaving themselves beyond their 
bounds. 

91. And all things shall be in 
commotion; and surely, men's 
hearts shall fail them; for fear 
shall come upon all people. 

92. And angels shall fly 
through the midst of heaven, cry- 
ing with a So loud voice, sounding 
the trump of God, saying: Pre- 
pare ye, prepare ye, O inhabitants 
of the earth; for the judgment of 
our God is come. Behold, and lo, 
the Bridegroom cometh; go ye 
out to meet him. 

93. And immediately there 
shall appear a s "great sign in 
heaven, and all people shall see 
it together. 

94. And another angel shall 
sound his trump, saying: That 
3c great church, the mother of 
abominations, that made all* na- 
tions drink of the wine of the 
wrath of her fornication, that 
persecuteth the saints of God, 



2v, see d, sec. 1. Isa. 8:16. 2w, 84:114, 117. Dan. 9:27. 12:11. Matt. 24:15. 
2x, see x, sec. 45. 2y, see n, sec. 29. 2z, see x, sec. 45. 3a, 43:18, 25. 

20:6. 128:19 — 21. 133:17. Testimony of Three Witnesses, Book of Mormon- 
3b, Luke 21:25—27. 3c, 29:21. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 88. 



151 



that shed their blood — she who 
sitteth upon many* waters, and 
upon the islands of the sea — be- 
hold, she is the tares of the earth; 
she is bound in bundles; her 
bands are made strong, no man 
can loose them; therefore, she is 
ready to be burned. And he shall 
sound his trump both long and 
Loud, and all nations shall hear it. 

95. And there shall be sd silence 
In heaven for the space of half 
an hour; and immediately after 
shall the curtain of heaven be 
unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded 
after it is rolled up, and the S6 face 
of the Lord shall be unveiled; 

96. And the s 'saints that are 
upon the earth, who are alive, 
shall be quickened and be caught 
up to meet him. 

97. And they who have 8 'slept 
In their graves shall come forth, 
tor their graves shall be opened; 
and they also shall be caught up 
to meet him in the midst of the 
pillar of heaven — 

98. They are Christ's, the first 
fruits, they who shall descend 
with him first, and they who are 
on the earth and in their graves, 
who are first caught up to meet 
him; and all this by the voice of 
the sounding of the trump of the 
ingel of God. 

99. And after this another an- 
jel shall sound, which is the sec- 
ond trump; and then cometh the 
redemption of those who are 
Christ's at his coming; who have 
received their 8 *part in that prison 
which is prepared for them, that 
:hey might receive the gospel, and 
be judged according to men in the 
flesh. 

100. And again, another trump 
shall sound, which is the third 
trump; and then come the "spir- 



its of men who are to be judged, 
and are found under condemna- 
tion; 

101. And these are the rest of 
the dead; and they live not again 
until the thousand years are 
ended, neither again, until the 
end of the earth. 

102. And another trump shall 
sound, which is the fourth trump, 
saying: There are found among 
those who are to remain until 
that great and last day, even the 
end, who shall remain ai filthy 
still. 

103. And another trump shall 
sound, which is the fifth trump, 
which is the fifth angel who com- 
mitteth the everlasting gospel — 
flying through the midst of heav- 
en, unto all nations, kindreds, 
tongues, and people; 

104. And this shall be the 
sound of his trump, saying to all 
people, both in heaven and in 
earth, and that are under the 
earth — for every ear shall hear 
it, and s *every knee shall bow, 
and every tongue shall confess, 
while they hear the sound of the 
trump, saying: Fear God, and 
give glory to him who sitteth 
upon the throne, forever and 
ever; for the hour of his judg- 
ment is come. 

105. And again, another angel 
shall sound his trump, which is 
the sixth angel, saying: s, She is 
fallen who made all nations drink 
of the wine of the wrath of 
her fornication; she is fallen, is 
fallen ! 

106. And again, another angel 
shall sound his trump, which is 
the seventh angel, saying: It is 
finished; it is finished! The Lamb 
of God hath overcome and 8m trod- 
den the wine-press alone, even 



3d, 38:12. Rev. 8:1. 3e, see e, sec. 1. 3f, see 31, sec. 76. 3g, see 1, 

sec. 29. 3h, see 2x, sec. 76. 31, 76:81 — 85, 102 — 107. Matt. 25:31 — 46. 

3j, see 2a; and s, sec. 76. 3k, Isa. 45:23. Rom. 14:11. Phil. 2:10, 11. 31, ver. 
94. See i, sec. 1. 3m, see 3r, sec. 76. Rev. 14:19, 20. 



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the wine-press of the fierceness of 
the wrath of Almighty God. 

107. And then shall the angels 
be crowned with the glory of his 
might, and the saints shall be 
filled with his glory, and **re- 
ceive their inheritance and be 
made 8o equal with him. 

108. And then shall the first 
angel again sound his trump in 
the ears of all living, and reveal 
the secret acts of men, and the 
mighty works of God in the first 
thousand years. 

109. And then shall the second 
angel sound his trump, and re- 
veal the secret acts of men, and 
the thoughts and intents of their 
hearts, and the mighty works of 
God in the second thousand 
years — 

110. And so on, until the 
seventh angel shall sound his 
trump; and he shall stand forth 
upon the land and upon the sea, 
and swear in the name of him 
who sitteth upon the throne, that 
there shall be time no longer; 
and Satan shall be 8p bound, that 
old serpent, who is called the 
devil, and shall not be loosed for 
the space of a thousand years. 

111. And then he shall be 
loosed for a little season, that he 
may gather together his armies. 

112. And 8 «Michael, the seventh 
angel, even the archangel, shall 
gather together his armies, even 
the hosts of heaven. 

113. And the devil shall gather 
together his armies; even the 
hosts of hell, and shall come up 
to battle against Michael and his 
armies. 

114. And then cometh the bat- 
tle of the great God; and the 
devil and his armies shall be cast 
away into their own place, that 



they shall not have power over 
the saints any more at all. 

115. For Michael shall fight 
their battles, and shall overcome 
him who seeketh the throne of 
him who sitteth upon the throne, 
even the Lamb. 

116. This is the glory of God, 
and the sanctified; and they shall 
not any more see death. 

117. Therefore, verily I say 
unto you, my friends, call your 
solemn assembly, as I have com- 
manded you. 

118. And as all have not faith, 
seek ye diligently and teach one 
another words of wisdom; yea, 
seek ye out of the * r best books 
words of wisdom; seek learning, 
even by study and also by faith. 

119. Organize yourselves; pre- 
pare every needful thing; and 
''establish a house, even a house 
of prayer, a house of fasting, a 
house of faith, a house of learn- 
ing, a house of glory* a house of 
order, a house of God; 

120. That your incomings may 
be in the name of the Lord; that 
your outgoings may be in the 
name of the Lord; that all your 
salutations may be in the name 
of the Lord, with uplifted hands 
unto the Most High. 

121. Therefore, cease from all 
your light speeches, from all 
8 'laughter, from all your lustful 
desires, from all your pride and 
light-mindedness, and from all 
your wicked doings. 

122. Appoint among yourselves 
a teacher, and let not all be 
spokesmen at once; but let one 
speak at a time and let all listen 
unto his sayings, that when all 
have spoken that all may be edi- 
fied of all, and that every man 
may have an equal privilege. 

123. See that ye love one an- 



3n, see b, sec. 25. 3o, see 3g, sec, 

sec. 27. 3r, see c, sec. 55. 3s, 95:3— 

See e, sec. 59. 



76. 3p, see s, sec. 43. 3q, see k, 

-17. 97:10 — 17. Sec. 109. 3t, ver. «»• 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 88. 



153 



other; cease to be covetous; learn 

tp Impart one to another as the 
gospel requires. 

124. Cease to be Idle; cease to 
he unclean; cease to find fault 
one with another; cease to sleep 
longer than Is needful; retire to 
thy bed early, that ye may not 
be weary; arise early, that your 
bodies and your minds may be 
Invigorated. 

125. And above all things, 
clothe yourselves with the bond 
of charity, as with a mantle, 
which is the bond of perfectness 
and peace. 

12S. Pray always, that ye may 
not faint, until I come. Behold, 
and lo, I will "come quickly, and 
receive you unto myself. Amen. 

127. And again, the order of 
the house prepared for the presi- 
dency of the "school of the proph- 
ets, established for their in- 
struction in all things that are 
expedient for them, even for all 
the officers of the church, or in 
other words, those who are called 
to the ministry in the church, 
beginning at the high priests, 
sven down to the deacons — 

128. And this shall be the or- 
3er of the house of the presidency 
3f the school: He that is ap- 
pointed to be president, or teach- 
er, shall be found standing in his 
place, in the house which shall be 
prepared for him. 

129. Therefore, he shall be first 
In the house of God, In a place 
that the congregation in the 
house may hear his words care- 
fully and distinctly, not with loud 
speech. 

130. And when he cometh 
Into the house of God, for he 
should be first in the house — be- 
hold, this Is beautiful, that he 






mple- 



131. Let him offer himself in 
prayer upon his knees before 
God, in token or remembrance of 
the ""everlasting covenant. 

132. And when any shall come 
in after him, let the teacher 
arise, and, with uplifted hands to 
heaven, yea, even directly, salute 
his brother or brethren with 
these words: 

133. Art thou a brother or 
brethren? I salute you in the 
name of the Lord Jesus Christ, 
in token or remembrance of the 
'•everlasting covenant, in which 
covenant 1 receive you to fellow- 
ship, In a determination that la 
fixed, immovable, and unchange- 
able, to be your friend and brother 
through the grace of God in the 
bonds of love, to walk in all the 
commandments of God blameless, 
in thanksgiving, forever and ever. 

134. And he that is found un- 
worthy of this salutation shall 
not have place among you; for 
ye shall not suffer that mine 
house shall be polluted by him. 

135. And he that cometh in 
and is faithful before me, and is 
a brother, or if they be brethren, 
they shall salute the president or 
teacher with uplifted hands to 
heaven, with this same prayer 
and covenant, or by saying Amen, 
in token of the same. 

136. Behold, verily, I say unto 
you, this is an ensample unto 
you for a salutation to one an- 
other in the house of God, in the 
"'school of the prophets. 

137. And ye are called to do 
this by prayer and thanksgiving, 
as the Spirit shall give utterance 
in all your doings In the house of 
the Lord, in the school of the 
prophets, that It may become a 

»*:T. IS. »S:10, IT. »JjB. 6. iw.iM 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 89. 



sanctuary, a tabernacle of the 
Holy Spirit to your edification. 

138. And ye shall not receive 
any among you into this school 
save he is clean from the blood 
of this generation; 

139. And he shall be received 
by the ordinance of the "washing 
of feet, for unto this end was the 
ordinance of the washing of feet 
instituted. 



140. And again/ the ordinance 
of washing feet is to be adminis- 
tered by the president, or presid- 
ing elder of the church. 

141. It is to be commenced 
with prayer; and after partaking 
of bread and wine, he is to gird 
himself according to the pattern 
given in the thirteenth chapter 
of John's testimony concerning 
me. Amen. 



SECTION 89. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, February 27, 1833, known as the Word of Wisdom. Absti- 
nence from wine, strong drink, tobacco and hot drinks enjoined — 
Moderation in the eating of meat — Wholesome foods — Promises to 
those who live according to these precepts. 



1. A Word of Wisdom, for the 
benefit of the council of high 
priests, assembled in Kirtland, 
and the church, and also the 
saints in Zion — 

2. To be sent greeting; not by 
commandment or constraint, but 
by revelation and the word of 
wisdom, showing forth the order 
and will of God in the temporal 
salvation of all saints in the last 
days — 

3. Given for a principle with 
•promise, adapted to the capacity 
of the weak and the weakest of 
all saints, who are or can be 
called saints. 

4. Behold, verily, thus saith the 
Lord unto you: In consequence 
of evils and designs which do 
and will exist in the hearts of 
conspiring men in the last days, 
I have warned you, and forewarn 
you, by giving unto you this word 
of wisdom by revelation — 

5. That inasmuch as any man 
drinketh wine or strong drink 
among you, behold it is not good, 



neither meet in the sight of your 
Father, only in assembling your- 
selves together to offer up your 
sacraments before him. 

6. And, behold, this should be 
wine, yea, 6 pure wine of the grape 
of the vine, of your own make. 

7. And, again, c strong drinks 
are not for the belly, but for the 
washing of your bodies. 

8. And again, tobacco is not 
for the body, neither for the belly, 
and is not good for man, but is an 
herb for bruises and all sick cat- 
tle, to be used with judgment 
and skill. 

9. And again, hot drinks are 
not for the body or belly. 

10. And again, verily I say 
unto you, d all wholesome herbs 
God hath ordained for the con- 
stitution, nature, and use of 
man — 

11. Every herb in the season 
thereof, and every fruit in the 
season thereof; all these to be 
used with prudence and thanks- 
giving. 



3*, see 2s. Sec. 89: a, vers. 18 — 21. b, 27:1 — 14. c. 27:3, 4. 
69:17—20. Gen. 1:29. Al. 46:40. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 90. 



155 



12. Yea, flesh also of beasts 
and of the fowls of the air, I, the 
Lord, have ordained for the use 
of man with thanksgiving; never- 
theless they are to be used spar- 
ingly; 

13. And it is pleasing unto me 
that they should not be used, 
•only in times of winter, or of 
cold, or famine. 

14. All grain is ordained for 
the use of man and of beasts, to 
be the staff of life, not only for 
man but for the beasts of the 
field, and the fowls of heaven, 
and all wild animals that run or 
creep on the earth; 

15. And these hath God made 
for the use of man only in 'times 
of famine and excess of hunger. 

16. All grain is good for the 
food of man; as also the fruit of 
the vine; that which yieldeth 
fruit, whether in the ground or 
above the ground — 



17. Nevertheless, wheat for 
man, and corn for the ox, and 
oats for the horse, and rye for 
the fowls and for swine, and for 
all beasts of the field, and bar- 
ley for all useful animals, and 
for mild drinks, as also other 
grain. 

18. And all saints who remem- 
ber to keep and do these sayings, 
walking in obedience to the com- 
mandments, shall "receive health 
in their navel and marrow to 
their bones; 

19. And shall *find wisdom 
and great treasures of knowledge, 
even hidden treasures; 

20. And shall run and not be 
weary, and shall walk and not 
faint. 

21. And I, the Lord, give unto 
them a promise, that the destroy- 
ing angel 'shall pass by them, as 
the children of Israel, and not 
slay them. Amen. 



SECTION 90. 

Revelation to Joseph Smith the Prophet, given at Kirtland, Ohio, 
March 8, 1833, Position of Joseph as President of the Church re- 
affirmed. Accountability of those who receive the oracles of God — 

The Gospel to be preached throughout the world — Worthy servants 
commended and offenders reproved. 



1. Thus saith the Lord, verily, 
verily I say unto you my son, thy 
sins are forgiven thee, according 
to thy petition, for thy prayers 
and the prayers of thy brethren 
have come up into my ears. 

2. Therefore, thou art blessed 
from henceforth that bear the 
keys of the kingdom given unto 
you; which "kingdom is coming 
forth for the last time. 

3. Verily I say unto you, the 
keys of this kingdom shall never 
be taken from you, while thou 



art in the world, neither in the 
world to come; 

4. Nevertheless, through you 
shall the oracles be given to 
another, yea, 6 even unto the 
church. 

5. And all they who receive 
the oracles of God, let them be- 
ware how they hold them lest 
they are accounted as a light 
thing, and are brought under con- 
demnation thereby, and stumble 
and fall when the storms descend, 
and the winds blow, and the rains 



e, ver. 15. 69:16 — 20. f, ver. 13. 59:16 — 20. g, Pro v. 3:8. h, 76:5 — 10. 
i, Ex. 12:23, 29. Sec. 90: a, see x, sec. 35. b, 124:91 — 96. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 90. 



descend, and beat upon their 
house. 

6. And again, verily I say unto 
thy brethren, Sidney Rigdon and 
Frederick G. Williams, their sins 
are forgiven them also, and they 
are accounted as equal with thee 
in holding the keys of this last 
kingdom ; 

7. As also through your ad- 
ministration the keys of the 
c school of the prophets, which I 
have commanded to be organ- 
ized; 

8. That thereby they may be 
perfected in their ministry for 
the salvation of Zion, and of the 
nations of Israel, and of the Gen- 
tiles, as many as will believe; 

9. That through your adminis- 
tration they may receive the 
word, and through their admin- 
istration the word may go forth 
unto the ends of the earth, d unto 
the Gentiles first, and then, be- 
hold, and lo, e they shall turn unto 
the Jews. 

10. And then cometh the day 
when the arm of the Lord shall 
be 'revealed in power in con- 
vincing the nations, the heathen 
nations, the house of Joseph, of 
the gospel of their salvation. 

11. For it shall come to pass 
in that day, that every man shall 
hear the fulness of the gospel in 
his own tongue, and in his own 
language, through those who are 
ordained unto this power, by the 
administration of the "Comforter, 
shed forth upon them for the 
revelation of Jesus Christ. 

12. And now, verily I say unto 
you, I give unto you a command- 
ment that you continue in the 
ministry and presidency. 

13. And when you have fin- 
ished the translation of the proph- 
ets, you shall from thenceforth 



preside over the affairs of the 
church and the school; 

14. And from time to time, as 
shall be manifested by the Com- 
forter, receive revelations to un- 
fold the mysteries of the king- 
dom; 

15. And set in order the 
churches, and study and learn, 
and become acquainted with *all 
good books, and with languages, 
tongues, and people. 

16. And this shall be yonr 
business and mission in all your 
lives, to preside in council, and 
set in order all the affairs of this 
church and kingdom. 

17. Be not ashamed, neither 
confounded; but be admonished 
in all your high-mindedness and 
pride, for it bringeth a snare upon 
your souls. 

18. Set in order your houses; 
keep f slothfulness and 'un clean- 
ness far from you. 

19. Now, verily I say unto you, 
let there be a place provided, as 
soon as it is possible, for the fam- 
ily of thy counselor and scribe, 
even Frederick G. Williams. 

20. And let mine aged servant, 
Joseph Smith, Sen., continue with 
his family upon the place where 
he now lives; and let it not be 
sold until the mouth of the Lord 
shall name. 

21. And let my counselor, even 
Sidney Rigdon, remain where he 
now resides until the mouth of 
the Lord shall name. 

22. And let the bishop search 
diligently to obtain an agent, and 
let him be a man who has got 
riches in store — a man of God, 
and of strong faith — 

23. That thereby he may be 
enabled to discharge every debt; 
that the storehouse of the Lord 
may not be brought into disre- 



c, see 3x, sec. 88. d, see o, see. 18. e, see o, sec. 18. f, 42:58 — 60. 
43:23—27. 68:63,64. 88:84,87—92. 133:37 — 60,68—74. See c, sec. 58. g, ««« 
h, sec. 42. h, see c, sec. 55. i, see u, sec. 42. j, see 2s, sec. 88. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 91. 



157 



pate before the eyes of the peo- 
ple. 

24. Search diligently, pray al- 
ways, and be believing, and all 
things shall work together for 
your good, if ye walk uprightly 
and remember the covenant 
wherewith ye have covenanted 
one with another. 

25. Let your families be small, 
especially mine aged servant 
Joseph Smith's, Sen., as pertain- 
ing to those who do not belong 
to your families; 

26. That those things that are 
provided for you, to bring to pass 
my work, be not taken from you 
and given to those that are not 
worthy — 

27. And thereby you be hin- 
dered in accomplishing those 
things which I have commanded 
you. 

28. And again, verily I say 
unto you, it is my will that my 
handmaid Vienna Jaques should 
receive money to bear her ex- 
penses, and go up unto the land 
of Zion; 

29. And the residue of the 
money may be consecrated unto 
me, and she be rewarded in mine 
own due time. 

30. Verily I say unto you, that 
it is meet in mine eyes that she 
should go up unto the land of 



Zion, and receive an inheritance 
from the hand of the bishop; 

31. That she may settle down 
in peace inasmuch as she is faith- 
ful, and not be idle in her days 
from thenceforth. 

32. And behold, verily I say 
unto you, that ye shall write this 
commandment, and say unto your 
brethren in Zion, in love greet- 
ing, that I have called you also 
to preside over Zion in mine own 
due time. 

33. Therefore, let them cease 
wearying me concerning this mat- 
ter. 

34. Behold, I say unto you 
that your brethren in Zion begin 
to repent, and the angels rejoice 
over them. 

35. Nevertheless, I am not well 
pleased with many things; and I 
am not well pleased with my ser- 
vant William E. M'Lellin, neither 
with my servant Sidney Gilbert; 
and the bishop also, and others 
have many things to repent of. 

36. But verily I say unto you, 
that I, the Lord, will contend with 
Zion, and plead with her strong 
ones, and k chasten her until she 
overcomes and is clean before 
me. 

37. For she shall not be re- 
moved out of her place. I, the 
Lord, have spoken it. Amen. 



SECTION 91. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, March 9, 1833. The Prophet was at this time engaged in the 
study of the ancient writings regarded by some as Scripture and known 

distinctively as the Apocrypha. These writings not to be accepted 

as Scripture — Enlightenment of the Spirit requisite to discernment of 
the truth contained in these books. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you concerning the Apocry- 
pha — There are many things con- 



tained therein that are true, and 

it is mostly translated correctly; 

2. There are many things con- 



ic, see 3c, Bee. 84. 



158 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 92, 93. 



tained therein that are not true, 
which are interpolations by the 
hands of men. 

3. Verily, I say unto you, that 
it is not needful that the Apoc- 
rypha should be translated. 

4. Therefore, whoso readeth 
it, let him understand, for the 
Spirit manifesteth truth; 



5. And whoso is enlightened 
by the Spirit shall obtain benefit 
therefrom; 

6. And whoso receiveth not by 
the Spirit, cannot be benefited. 
Therefore it is not needful that 
it should be translated. Amen. 



SECTION 92. 



Revelation given to Enoch [Joseph Smith the Prophet"], at Kirt- 
land, Ohio } March 15, 1833. For explanation of unusual names see 

heading to Section 78. Commandment regarding admission to the 

United Order. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord, 
I give unto the "united order, or- 
ganized agreeable to the com- 
mandment previously given, a 
revelation and commandment 
concerning my servant Sheder- 
laomach [Frederick G. Williams], 
that ye shall receive him into the 
order. What I say unto one I 
say unto all. 



2. And again, I say unto yon 
my servant Shederlaomach [Fred- 
erick G. Williams], you shall be 
a lively member in this order; 
and inasmuch as you are faith- 
ful in keeping all former com- 
mandments you shall be blessed 
forever. Amen. 



SECTION 93. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 

Ohio, May 6, 1833. The Lord defines the relation between himself 

and the Father — The record of John, the Apostle and Revelator— 
Jesus Christ the Firstborn — Man was in the beginning with God — The 
elements are eternal — The glory of God is intelligence — Man innocent 
in the beginning — Erring ones, even though in high authority in the 
Church, reproved. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord: 
It shall come to pass that every 
soul who forsaketh his sins and 
cometh unto me, and calleth on 
my name, and obeyeth my voice, 
and keepeth my commandments, 
shall "see my face and know that 
I am; 



2. And that I am the true light 
that "lighteth every man that 
cometh into the world; 

3. And that I am c in the Fa- 
ther, and the Father d in me, and 
the Father and I are one — 

4. The Father because- he gave 
me of his fulness, and the Son 



I am; me of his fulness, and the son 

a f 78:3—7, 11—15. 82:11, 15—21. 85:1—5, 9—12. Sec. 93: a, see o, sec. 50. 
b, see 2x, sec. 84. c, see j, sec. 50. d, see. j, sec. 50. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 93. 



159 



because I was in the world and 
made flesh my tabernacle, and 
. dwelt among the sons of men. 

5. I was in the world and re- 
ceived of my Father, and the 
•works of him were plainly mani- 
fest. 

6. And John saw and bore 
record of the fulness of my glory, 
and the fulness of John's record 
is hereafter to be revealed. 

7. And he bore record, saying: 
I saw his glory, that he r was in 
the beginning, before the world 
was; 

8. Therefore, in the beginning 
the Word was, for he was the 
Word, even the messenger of sal- 
vation — 

9. The light and the Redeemer 
of the world; the Spirit of truth, 
who came into the world, because 
the world was made by him, and 
In him was the life of men and 
the light of men. 

10. The worlds were made by 
him; men were made by him; all 

- things were made by him, and 
through him, and of him. 

11. And I, John, bear record 
that I beheld his glory, as the 
glory of the Only Begotten of the 
Father, full of grace and truth, 
even the Spirit of truth, which 
came and dwelt in the flesh, and 
dwelt among us. 

12. And I, John, saw that he 
received not of the "fulness at 
the first, but received grace for 

■; grace; 

t 13. And he received not of the 

^ fulness at first, but continued 

r> from grace to grace, until he re- 

^ ceived a fulness; 

-. 14. And thus he was called the 

• *~ Son of God, because he received 

- *» not of the fulness at the first. 



15. And I, John, bear record, 
and lo, the heavens were opened, 
and the Holy Ghost descended 
upon him in the form of a dove, 
and sat upon him, and there came 
a voice out of heaven saying: 
This is my beloved Son. 

16. And I, John, bear record 
that he received a fulness of the 
glory of the Father; 

17. And he received *all power, 
both in heaven and on earth, and 
the glory of the Father was with 
him, for he dwelt in him. 

18. And it shall come to pass, 
that if you are faithful you shall 
receive the fulness of the record 
of John. 

19. I give unto you these say- 
ings that you may understand 
and know how to worship, and 
know what you worship, that you 
may come unto the Father in my 
name, and in due time receive of 
his fulness. 

20. For if you keep my com- 
mandments you shall receive of 
his 'fulness, and be glorified in 
me as I am in the Father; there- 
fore, I say unto you, you shall 
receive grace for grace. 

21. And now, verily I say unto 
you, I was in the beginning with 
the Father, and am the 'First- 
born; 

22. And all those who are be- 
gotten through me are partakers 
of the glory of the same, and are 
the *church of the Firstborn. 

23. Ye were also in the begin- 
ning with the Father; that wh.ich 
is 'Spirit, even the Spirit of truth; 

24. And truth is knowledge of 
things as they are, and as they 
were, and as they are to come; 

25. And whatsoever is more or 
less than this is the spirit of that 



"A 



„ e, John 6:36. 10:25. 12:47 — 50. 14:10 — 12. f, vers. 8 — 10, 21. See y, sec. 
!•• g, vers. 13—17, 26. Luke 2:52. John 1:16. Phil. 2:6 — 9. Heb. 5:8, 9. 
2 Ne. 9:20. Al. 7:13. 13:7. 18:32. 26:35. He. 9:41. 3 Ne. 27:26. Morm. 8:17. 
Moro. 7:22. h, see 2c, sec. 84. i, see g. j, Rom. 8:29. Col. 1:16 — 18. 
*» see a, sec. 1. 1, vers. 9, 11, 24 — 38. 6:15. 50:19. 107:71. John 14:17. 15:26. 
1«:13. l John 4:6. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 93. 



wicked one who was a liar from 
the beginning. 

26. The Spirit of truth is of 
God. I m am the Spirit of truth, 
and John bore record of me, say- 
ing: He received a fulness of 
truth, yea, even of all truth; 

27. And no man receiveth a 
fulness unless he keepeth his 
commandments. 

28. He that keepeth his com- 
mandments receiveth truth and 
light, until he is glorified in truth 
and "knoweth all things. 

29. Man was also in the •be- 
ginning with God. Intelligence, 
or the light of truth, was not cre- 
ated or made, neither indeed can 
be. 

30. All truth is independent in 
that sphere in which God has 
placed it, to act for itself, as all 
intelligence also; otherwise there 
is no existence. 

31. Behold, here is the agency 
of man, and here is the condem- 
nation of man; because that 
which was from the beginning is 
plainly manifest unto them, and 
they receive not the light. 

32. And every man whose spirit 
receiveth not the light is under 
condemnation. 

33. For "man is spirit. The 
elements are 'eternal, and spirit 
and element, inseparably con- 
nected, receive a fulness of joy; 

34. And when separated, man 
cannot receive a fulness of joy. 

35. The elements are the ''tab- 
ernacle of God; yea, man is the 
tabernacle of God, 'even tem- 
ples; and whatsoever temple is 
defiled, God shall destroy that 
temple. 

36. The glory of God is intelli- 



gence, or, in other words, light 
and truth. 

37. Light and truth forsake, 
that evil one. 

38. Every spirit of man was 
'innocent in the beginning; and 
God having redeemed man from 
the fall, men became again, in 
their "infant state, innocent be- 
fore God. 

39. And that wicked one Com- 
eth and taketh away light and 
truth, through disobedience, from 
the children of men, and because 
of the tradition of their fathers. 

40. But I have commanded yon 
to bring up your children in light 
and truth. 

41. But verily I say unto you, 
my servant Frederick G. Wil- 
liams, you have continued under 
this condemnation; 

42. You have not taught your 
children light and truth, accord- 
ing to the commandments; and 
that wicked one hath power, as 
yet, over you, and this is the 
cause of your affliction. 

43. And now a commandment 
I give unto you — if you will be 
delivered you shall set in order 
your own house, for there are 
many things that are not right 
in your house. 

44. Verily, I say unto my ser- 
vant Sidney Rigdon, that In some 
things he hath not kept the com- 
mandments ooncernlng his chil- 
dren ; therefore, first set in order 
thy house. 

45. Verily, I say unto my ser- 
vant Joseph Smith, Jun., or in 
other words, I will call you 
friends, for you are my friends, 
and ye shall have an inheritance 
with me — 



m, vers. 9, 11, 23. n, 88:49, 67. See g. o, vers. 23, 24, 32 — 38. 49:17. 
P. of G. P., Moses 3:7. Abraham 5:7. Job 38:7. Eccl. 12:7. Heb. 12:9. Mob. 
7:27. Al. 18:34. Eth. 3:16. p, vera. 23, 29, 38. 77:2. Num. 16:22. 27:16. 
Job 32:8. Eccl. 12:7. Heb. 12:9. Al. 40:11. P. of G. P., Abraham 3:22—24. 
q, vers. 29 — 32. 132:20. 2 Cor. 4:18. r, 88:12, 41, 45. s, 1 Cor. 3:16, 17. 
6:19. 2 Cor. 6:16. t, see 2p, sec. 29. 15:25. Moro. 8:8, 12, 22. u, see 2p, 
Bee. 29. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 94. 



161 



46. I called you servants for 
the world's sake, and ye are their 
servants for my sake — 

471 And now, verily I say unto 
Joseph Smith, Jun. — You have 
lot kept the commandments, and 
must needs stand rebuked before 
the Lord; 

48. Your family must needs 
repent and forsake some things, 
md give more earnest heed unto 
pour sayings, or be removed out 
rf their place. 

49. What I say unto one I say 
into all; "pray always lest that 
picked one have power in you, 
ind remove you out of your 
place. 

50. My servant Newel K. Whit- 
ley also, a bishop of my church, 
lath need to be chastened, and 
tet in order his family, and see 
hat they are more diligent and 
soncerned at home, and pray al- 
ways, or they shall be removed 
>ut of their place. 



51. Now, I say unto you, iny 
friends, let my servant Sidney 
Rigdon go on his journey, and 
make haste, and also proclaim , 
the acceptable year of the Lord, 
and the gospel of salvation, as I 
shall give him utterance; and by 
your prayer of faith with one con- 
sent I will uphold him. 

52. And let my servants Joseph 
Smith, Jun., and Frederick G. 
Williams make haste also, and It 
shall be given them even accord- 
ing to the prayer of faith; and 
inasmuch as you keep my say- 
ings you shall not be confounded 
in this world, nor in the world 
to come. 

53. And, verily I say unto you, 
that it is my will that you should 
hasten to "translate my scrip- 
tures, and to obtain a knowledge 
of history, and of countries, and 
of kingdoms, of laws of God and 
man, and all this for the salva- 
tion of Zion. Amen. 



SECTION 94. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 

7hio, May 6, 1833. Directions regarding the erection of a house 

f or the work of the Presidency — A printing house to be built — Assign- 
nents of certain inheritances. 



1. And again, verily I say unto 
r ou, my friends, a commandment 

give unto you, that ye shall 
ommence a work of laying out 
md preparing a beginning and 
bundation of the city of the 
stake of Zion, here in the land 
>f Kirtland, beginning at my 
louse. 

2. And behold, it must be done 
iccording to the ^pattern which I 
lave given unto you. 

3. And let the first lot on the 
south be consecrated unto me for 



the building of a house for the 
presidency, for the work of the 
presidency, in obtaining revela- 
tions; and for the work of the 
ministry of the presidency, in all 
things pertaining to the church 
and kingdom. 

4. Verily I say unto you, that 
it shall be built fifty-five by sixty- 
five feet in the width thereof and 
in the length thereof, in the inner 
court. 

5. And there shall be a lower 
court and a higher court, accord- 



t, see c, sec. 4. w, see k, sec. 6, and c, sec 65. Sec. 94: a, see c, sec. 42. 
!>, vers. 5, 6. 95:14. Ex. 25:40. Acts 7:44. Heb. 8:5. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 95. 



ing to the pattern which shall be 
given unto you hereafter. 

6. And it shall be dedicated 
unto the Lord from the founda- 
tion thereof, according to the or- 
der of the priesthood, according 
to the pattern which shall be 
given unto you hereafter. 

7. And it shall be wholly dedi- 
cated unto the Lord for the work 
of the presidency. 

8. And ye shall not suffer any 
unclean thing to come in unto it; 
and my c glory shall be there, and 
my presence shall be there. 

9. But if there shall come into 
it any d unclean thing, my glory 
shall not be there; and my pres- 
ence shall not come into it. 

10. And again, verily I say 
unto you, the second lot on the 
south shall be dedicated unto me 
for the building of a house unto 
me, for the work of the "printing 
of the translation of my scrip- 
tures, and all things whatsoever 
I shall command you. 

11. And it shall be fifty-five 
by sixty-five feet in the width 
thereof and the length thereof, in 



the inner court; and there shall 
be a lower and a higher court. 

12. And this house shall be 
wholly dedicated unto the Lord 
from the foundation thereof, for 
the work of the printing, in all 
things whatsoever I shall com- 
mand you, to be holy, undefiled, 
according to the pattern in all 
things as it shall be given unto 
you. 

13. And on the third lot shall 
my servant Hyrum Smith receive 
his inheritance. 

14. And on the first and sec- 
ond lots on the north shall my 
servants Reynolds Cahoon and 
Jared Carter receive their inheri- 
tances^ — 

15. That they may do the work 
which I have appointed unto 
them, to be a committee to build 
mine houses, according to the 
commandment, which I, the Lord 
God, have given unto you. 

16. These two houses are not 
to be built until I give unto you a 
commandment concerning them. 

17. And now I give unto you 
no more at this time. Amen. 



SECTION 95. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 

Ohio, June 1, 1833. The people are chastened for their neglect in 

failing to build the house according to prior command — They are yet 
promised power to build it if they will abide by the Lord's command- 
ments — Provision to be made for the School of the Apostles. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you whom I love, and whom 
I love I also chasten that their 
sins may be forgiven, for with the 
chastisement I prepare a way for 
their deliverance in all things out 
of temptation, and I have loved 
you — 

2. Wherefore, ye must needs 



be chastened and stand rebuked 
before my face; 

3. For ye have sinned against 
me a very grievous sin, in that 
ye have not considered the great 
commandment in all things, that 
I have given unto you concerning 
the "building of mine house; 

4. For the preparation where- 



c, Ex. 24:17. 29:43. 40:34. 1 Kings 8:10, 11. Ezek. 43:2 — 4. Acts 7:55. 
Rev. 15:8. 21:10, 11. See 3b, sec. 45; and g, sec. 84. d, 90:18. 97:15. •» 
104:58. 63. Sec. 95: a, 88:119. 



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with I design to prepare mine 
apostles to 6 prune my vineyard 
for the last time, that I may bring 
to pass my c strange act, that I 
may pour out my Spirit upon tf all 
flesh — 

5. But behold, verily I say 
unto you, that there are many 
who have been ordained among 
you, whom I have called but e few 
of them are chosen. 

6. They who are not chosen 
have sinned a very grievous sin, 
in that they are walking in dark- 
ness at noon-day. 

7. And for this cause I gave 
unto you a commandment that 
you should call your 'solemn as- 
sembly, that your fastings and 
your mourning might come up 
into the ears of the Lord of 
Sabaoth, which is by interpreta- 
tion, the creator of the first day, 
the beginning and the end. 

8. Yea, verily I say unto you, 
I gave unto you a commandment 
that you should build a house, in 
the which house I design to "en- 
dow those whom I have chosen 
with power from on high; 

9. For this is the ^promise of 
the Father unto you; therefore 
I command you to tarry, even as 
mine apostles at Jerusalem. 

10. Nevertheless, my servants 
sinned a very grievous sin; and 
contentions arose in the *school 
of the prophets; which was very 
grievous unto me, saith your 
Lord ; therefore I sent them forth 
to be chastened. 



11. Verily I say unto you, it is 
my will that you should build a 
house. If you keep my com- 
mandments you shall have power 
to build it. 

12. If you keep not my com- 
mandments, the love of the Fa- 
ther shall not continue with you, 
therefore you shall walk in dark- 
ness. 

13. Now here is wisdom, and 
the mind of the Lord — let the 
house be built, not after the man- 
ner of the world, for I give not 
unto you that ye shall live after 
the manner of the world; 

14. Therefore, let it be built 
after the manner which I shall 
show unto 'three of you, whom 
ye shall appoint and ordain unto 
this power. 

15. And the size thereof shall 
be fifty and five feet in width, and 
let it be sixty-five feet in length, 
in the inner court thereof. 

16. And let the lower part of 
the inner court be dedicated unto 
me for your sacrament offering, 
and for your preaching, and your 
fasting, and your praying, and 
the offering up of your most 
holy desires unto me, saith your 
Lord. 

17. And let the higher part of 
the inner court be dedicated unto 
me for the *school of mine apos- 
tles, saith Son Ahman; or, in 
other words, Alphus; or, in other 
words, Omegus ; even Jesus Christ 
your Lord. Amen. 



SECTION 96. 

Revelation given to Enoch [Joseph Smith the Prophet], showing 
the order of the City or Stake of Zion, Shinehah [Kirtland], at Kirt- 
land, Ohio, June 4, 1833. Given as an ensample to the Saints in 

b, see k, sec. 24. c, see a, sec. 4. d, Joel, 2:28. Acts 2:17. 
sec. 63. f. see 2r, sec. 88. g, see x, sec. 38. h, see x, sec. 38. 
sec. 88. J, see 94:13 — 15. k, see 3v, sec. 88. 



e, see k, 
i, see 3v, 



164 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 97. 

Kirtland. For explanation of unusual names see heading to Section 
78. The occasion was a conference of High Priests; and the chief 

subject of consideration was that of certain lands possessed by the 

Church. The Kirtland Stake of Zion to be made strong — Admis- 
sion to the United Order. 

1. Behold, I say unto you, here of men for your good. Even so. 

is wisdom, whereby ye may know Amen. 

how to act concerning this mat- 6. And again, verily I say unto 

ter, for it is expedient in me that you, it is wisdom and expedient 

this stake that I have set for the in me , that my servant Zombre 

strength of Zion should be made [John Johnson] whose offering I 

strong. have accepted, and whose prayers 

*J' J?l re r?f e ' \ et ^ m2 Lr^r van n 1 nave near d> unto whom I give a 

^rw JM2 nf^^fM promise of eternal life inasmuch 

take charge of the place which is as ne kee peth my commandments 

named among you, upon which I f henceforth— 

design to build mine holy house. _ _ _ . _ . . , 

3. And again, let it be divided 7 - For ne * s a descendant of 
into lots, according to wisdom, Setn [Joseph] and a partaker of 
for the benefit of those who seek tne blessings of the promise made 
•inheritances, as it shall be deter- unto his fathers — 

mined in council aniong you. 8. Verily I say unto you, it is 

4. Therefore, take heed that expedient in me that he should 
ye see to this matter, and that become a member of the order, 
portion that is necessary to bene- that he may assist in bringing 
fit "mine order, for the purpose forth my word unto the children 
of bringing forth my word to the of men. 

children of men. 9. Therefore ye shall ordain 

5. For behold, verily I say him unto this blessing, and he 
unto you, this is the most ex- shall seek diligently to take away 
pedlent in me, that my word incumbrances that are upon the 
should go forth unto the children house named among you, that he 
of men, for the purpose of sub- may dwell therein. Even so. 
duing the hearts of the children Amen. 



SECTION 97. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, August 2, 1833. Ten days before this time the corner stones of 
the Lord's House in Kirtland were laid, after the order of the Holy 
Priesthood. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 400. This revela- 
tion deals particularly with the affairs of the Saints in Zion, Jackson 

County, Missouri. Many of the labors of the Saints in Zion are 

commended — Commendation of the school in Zion — The Lord's will 
that a house should be built unto him in the land of Zion — Great bless- 
ings promised to Zion if her people shall obey this commandment — 
Zion defined as the pure in heart — Zion to escape the indignatio n of 

a, see p, sec. 38. b, see b, sec. 78. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 97. 



165 



the Lord if the people are faithful, otherwise many calamities to fall 
upon them. 



1. Verily I say unto you my 
friends, I speak unto you with my 
voice, even the voice of my Spirit, 
that I may show unto you my will 
concerning your brethren in the 
land of Zion, many of whom are 
truly humble and are seeking dili- 
gently to learn wisdom and to 
find truth. 

2. Verily, verily I say unto you, 
blessed are such, for they shall 
obtain; for I, the Lord, show 
mercy unto all the meek, and 
upon all whomsoever I will, that 
I may be justified when I shall 
bring them unto judgment. 

3. Behold, I say unto you, con- 
cerning the °school in Zion, I, 
the Lord, am well pleased that 
there should be a school in Zion, 
and also with my servant Parley 
P. Pratt, for he abideth in me. 

4. And inasmuch as he con- 
tinueth to abide in me he shall 
continue to preside over the 
school in the land of Zion until 
I shall give unto him other com- 
mandments. 

5. And I will bless him with a 
multiplicity of blessings, in ex- 
pounding all scriptures and mys- 
teries to the edification of the 
school, and of the church in Zion. 

6. And to the residue of the 
school, I, the Lord, am willing to 
show mercy; nevertheless, there 
are those that must needs be 
chastened, and their works shall 
be made known. 

7. The 6 ax is laid at the root 
of the trees; and every tree that 
bringeth not forth good fruit 
shall be hewn down and cast into 
the fire. I, the Lord, have spoken 
it. 

8. Verily I say unto you, all 



among them who know their 
hearts are honest, and are broken, 
and their spirits contrite, and are 
willing to observe their covenants 
by sacrifice — yea, every sacrifice 
which I, the Lord, shall command 
— they are accepted of me. 

9. For I, the Lord, will cause 
them to bring forth as a very 
fruitful tree which is planted in 
a goodly land, by a pure stream, 
that yieldeth much precious fruit. 

10. Verily I say unto you, that 
it is my will that a c house should 
be built unto me in the land of 
Zion, like unto the pattern which 
I have given you. 

11. Yea, let it be built speed- 
ily, by the d tithing of my people. 

12. Behold, this is the tithing 
and the sacrifice which I, the 
Lord, require at their hands, that 
there may be a house built unto 
me for the salvation of Zion — 

13. For a place of thanksgiv- 
ing for all saints, and for a place 
of instruction for all those who 
are called to the work of the 
ministry in all their several call- 
ings and offices; 

14. That they may be perfected 
in the understanding of their min- 
istry, in theory, in principle, and 
in doctrine, in all things pertain- 
ing to the kingdom of God on the 
earth, the keys of which kingdom 
have been conferred upon you. 

15. And inasmuch as my peo- 
ple build a house unto me in the 
name of the Lord, and do not 
suffer any unclean thing to come 
into it, that it be not defiled, e my 
glory shall rest upon it; 

16. Yea, and r my presence 
shall be there, for I will come 
into it, and all the pure in heart 



a, vers. 4 — 6. See c, sec. 55; and 3r, sec. 88. b, Matt. 3:10. c, 124:25 — 31, 
49 — 54. d, ver. 12. See n, sec. 42. e, see c, sec. 94. . f, see e. 
12 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 98. 



that shall come into it shall "see 
God. 

17. But if it be defiled I will 
not come into it, and my glory 
shall not be there; for I will not 
come into unholy temples. 

18. And, now, behold, if Zion 
do these things she shall prosper, 
and spread herself and become 
very glorious, very great, and 
very terrible. 

19. And the nations of the 
earth shall honor her, and shall 
say: Surely Zion is the city of 
our God, and surely Zion cannot 
fall, neither be moved out of her 
place, for God is there, and the 
hand of the Lord is there; 

20. And he hath sworn by the 
power of his might to be her sal- 
vation and her high tower. 

21. Therefore, verily, thus 
saith the Lord, let Zion rejoice, 
for this is Zion — *the pure in 
heabt; therefore, let Zion rejoice, 
while all the wicked shall mourn. 

22. For behold, and lo, *ven- 
geance cometh speedily upon the 
ungodly as the whirlwind; and 
who shall escape it? 

23. The Lord's 'scourge shall 



pass over by night and by day, 
and the report thereof shall vex 
all people; yea, it shall not be 
stayed until the Lord come; 

24. For the indignation of the 
Lord is kindled against their 
abominations and all their wicked 
works. 

25. Nevertheless, Zion shall 
escape if she observe to do all 
things whatsoever I have com- 
manded her. 

26. But if she observe not to 
do whatsoever I have commanded 
her, I will visit her According to 
all her works, with sore affliction, 
with pestilence, with plague, with 
sword, with vengeance, with de- ' 
vouring fire. 

27. Nevertheless, let it be read 
this once to her ears, that I, the 
Lord, have accepted of her offer- 
ing; and if she sin no more none 
of these things shall come upon 
her; 

28. And I will bless her with 
blessings, and multiply a mul- 
tiplicity of blessings upon her, 
and upon her generations forever 
and ever, saith the Lord your 
God. Amen. 



SECTION 98. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 

Ohio, August 6, 1833. Patience in persecution enjoined— Good to 

come out of affliction — The constitutional law of the land to be sup- 
ported by the Saints — Good men to be supported for secular office — 
The Saints to proclaim peace — Offenders in the Church at Kirtland 
reproved — The Saints to forgive their enemies — When resistance is 
justified — The Saints to be blessed if they will forgive their enemies. 

1. Verily I say unto you my 
friends, fear not, let your hearts 



be comforted; yea, rejoice ever- 
more, and in everything give 
thanks ; 

2. Waiting patiently on the 



Lord, for your prayers have en- 
tered into the ears of the Lord 
of Sabaoth, and are recorded with 
this seal and testament — the 
Lord hath sworn and decreed that 
they shall be granted. 



g, see o, sec. 50. h, P. of G. P., Moses 7:18 — 21, 62, 69. 
sec. 1. j, see t, sec. 45. Isa. 28:15. k, see 3c, Bee. 84. 



I, see f and 8, 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 98. 



167 



3. Therefore, he giveth this 
promise unto you, with an im- 
mutable covenant that they shall 
be fulfilled; and all things where- 
with you have been afflicted shall 
work together for your good, and 
to my name's glory, saith the 
Lord. 

4. And now, verily I say unto 
you concerning the laws of the 
land, it is my will that my peo- 
ple should observe to do all 
things whatsoever I .command 
them. 

5. And that law of the land 
which is constitutional, support- 
ing that principle of freedom in 
maintaining rights and privileges, 
belongs to all mankind, and is 
justifiable before me. 

6. Therefore, I, the Lord, 
justify you, and your brethren 
of my church, in befriending that 
law which is the Constitutional 
law of the land; 

7. And as pertaining to law 
of man, whatsoever is more or 
less than this cometh of evil. 

8. I, the Lord God, make you 
free, therefore ye are free in- 
deed; and the law also maketh 
you free. 

9. Nevertheless, when the 
*wicked rule the people mourn. 

1 . Wherefore, honest men and 
wise men should be sought for 
diligently, and good men and 
wise men ye should observe to 
uphold; otherwise whatsoever is 
less than these cometh of evil. 

11. And I give unto you a com- 
mandment, that ye shall forsake 
all evil and cleave unto all good, 
that ye shall live by every word 
which proceed eth forth out of the 
mouth of God. 

12. For he will give unto the 
faithful line upon line, precept 



upon precept; and I will try you 
and prove you herewith. 

13. And whoso c layeth down 
his life in my cause, for my 
name's sake, shall find it again, 
even life eternal. 

14. Therefore, be not afraid 
of your enemies, for I have de- 
creed in my heart, saith the Lord, 
that I will prove you in all things, 
whether you will abide in my 
covenant, d even unto death, that 

,you may be found worthy. 

15. For if ye will not abide 
in my covenant ye are not worthy 
of me. 

16. Therefore, renounce war 
and proclaim peace, and seek dili- 
gently to turn the e hearts of the 
children to their fathers, and the 
hearts of the fathers to the chil^ 
dren; 

17. And again, the 'hearts of 
the Jews unto the prophets, and 
the prophets unto the Jews; lest 
I come and smite the whole earth 
with a curse, and all flesh be con- 
sumed before me. 

18. Let not your hearts be 
troubled; for in my Father's 
house are "many mansions, and 
I have prepared a place for you; 
and where my Father and I am, 
there ye shall be also. 

19. Behold, I, the Lord, am 
not well pleased with many who 
are in the church at Kirtland; 

20. For they do not forsake 
their sins, and their wicked ways, 
the pride of their hearts, and 
their covetousness, and all their 
detestable things, and observe 
the words of wisdom and eternal 
life which I have given unto 
them. 

21. Verily I say unto you, that 
I, the Lord, will chasten them 
and will do whatsoever I list, if 



a, see a, sec. 44. b, vers. 10 — 12. Prov. 29:2. c, vers. 14, 15. 101:35 — 38. 
103:27, 28. 123:7, 9. 124:54. 136:31, 39. Matt. 10:39. Luke 17:33. John 12:25. 
Rev. 2:10. d, see c. e, see c, sec. 2. f, Rom. 11:26—31. g, see a, sec. 
69. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 98. 



they do not repent and observe 
all things whatsoever I have said 
unto them. 

22. And again I say unto you, 
if ye observe to do whatsoever I 
command you, I, the Lord, will 
turn away all wrath and indigna- 
tion from you, and the *gates of 
hell shall not prevail against you. 

23. Now, I speak unto you con- 
cerning your families — if men 
will smite you, or your families, 
once, and ye bear it patiently and. 
revile not against them, neither 
seek revenge, ye shall be re- 
warded ; 

24. But if ye bear it not pa- 
tiently, it shall be accounted unto 
you as being meted out as a just 
measure unto you. 

25. And again, if your enemy 
shall smite you the second time, 
and you revile not against your 
enemy, and bear it patiently, 
your reward shall be an hundred- 
fold. 

26. And again, if he shall smite 
you the third time, and ye bear 
it patiently, your reward shall be 
doubled unto you four-fold; 

27. And these three testi- 
monies shall stand against your 
enemy if he repent not, and shall 
not be blotted out. 

28. And now, verily I say unto 
you, if that enemy shall escape 
my vengeance, that he be not 
brought into judgment before me, 
then ye shall see to it that ye 
warn him in my name, that he 
come no more upon you, neither 
upon your family, even your chil- 
dren's children unto the third 
and fourth generation. 

29. And then, if he shall come 
upon you or your children, or 
your children's children unto the 
third and fourth generation, I 
have delivered thine enemy into 
thine hands; 



30. And then if thou wilt spare 
him, thou shalt be rewarded for 
thy righteousness; and also thy 
children and thy children's chil- 
dren unto the third and fourth 
generation. 

31. Nevertheless, thine enemy 
is in thine hands; and if thou re- 
wardest him according to his 
works thou art justified; if he 
has sought thy life, and thy life 
is endangered by him, thine en- 
emy is in thine hands and thou 
art justified. 

32. Behold, this is the law I 
gave unto my servant Nephi, and 
thy fathers, Joseph, and Jacob, 
and Isaac, and Abraham, and all 
mine ancient prophets and apos- 
tles. 

33. And again, this is the *law 
that I gave unto mine ancients, 
that they should not go out unto 
battle against any nation, kin- 
dred, tongue, or people, save I, 
the Lord, commanded them. 

34. And if any nation, tongue, 
or people should proclaim war 
against them, they should first 
lift a 'standard of peace unto that 
people, nation, or tongue; 

35. And if that people did not 
accept the offering of peace, nei- 
ther the second nor the third 
time, they should bring these tes- 
timonies before the Lord; 

36. Then I, the Lord, would 
give unto them a commandment, 
and justify them in going out to 
battle against that nation, tongue, 
or people. 

37. And I, the Lord, would 
fight their battles, and their chil- 
dren's battles, and their children's 
children's, until they had avenged 
"themselves on all their enemies, 

to the third and fourth genera- 
tion. 

38. Behold, this is an ensample 
unto all people, saith the Lord 



h, see 1, sec. 10. i, Al. 48:10 — 25. j, 105:38, 40. Deut. 20:10 — 12. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 99. 



169 



your God, for Justification before 
me. 

39. And again, verily I say 
unto you, if after thine enemy 
has come- upon thee the first time, 
he repent and come unto thee 
praying thy forgiveness, thou 
shalt forgive him, and shalt hold 
it no more as a testimony against 
thine enemy — 

40. And so on unto the second 
and third time; and as oft as 
thine enemy repenteth of the tres- 
pass wherewith he has trespassed 
against thee, thou shalt forgive 
him, until seventy times seven. 

41. And if he trespass against 
thee and repent not the first time, 
nevertheless thou shalt forgive 
him. 

42. And if he trespass against 
thee the second time, and repent 
not, nevertheless thou shalt for- 
give him. 

43. And if he trespass against 
thee the third time, and repent 
not, thou shalt also forgive him. 

44. But if he trespass against 
thee the fourth time thou shalt 
not forgive him, but shalt bring 
these testimonies before the 



Lord; and they shall not be blot- 
ted out until he repent and re- 
ward thee four-fold in all things 
wherewith he has trespassed 
against thee. 

45. And if he do this, thou 
shalt forgive him with all thine 
heart; and if he do not this, I, 
the Lord, will *avenge thee of 
thine enemy an hundred-fold; 

46. And upon his children, and 
utfon his children's children of 
all them that hate me, unto the 
'third and fourth generation. 

47. But if the "Children shall 
repent, or the children's children, 
and turn to the Lord their God, 
with all their hearts and with all 
their might, mind, and strength, 
and restore four-fold for all their 
trespasses wherewith they have 
trespassed, or wherewith their 
fathers have trespassed, or their 
father's fathers, then thine in- 
dignation shall be turned away; 

48. And vengeance shall no 
more come upon them, saith the 
Lord thy God, and their tres- 
passes shall never be brought any 
more as a testimony before the 
Lord against them. Amen. 



SECTION 99. 



tJi-iVJXXVil 1/1/ . 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 

Ohio, August, 1833. Directions to John Murdoch concerning his 

work in the ministry. 



1. Behold, thus saith the Lord 
unto my servant John Murdock 
— thou art called to go into the 
eastern countries from house to 
house, from village to village, 
and from city to city, to proclaim 
mine "everlasting gospel unto the 
inhabitants thereof, in the midst 
of persecution and wickedness. 

2. And whoso receiveth you 



receiveth me; and you shall have 
power to declare my word in the 
demonstration of my Holy Spirit. 

3. And whoso receiveth you as 
a little child, 6 receiveth my king- 
dom; and blessed are they, for 
they shall obtain mercy. 

4. And whoso rejecteth you 
shall be Rejected of my Father 
and his house; and you shall 



k. Deut. 7:9, 10. 32:35. 
Sec. 99: a, see b, sec. 18. 



1, Ex. 20:5. Deut. 5:9. m, Ezek. 18:19 — 23. 
b, see x, sec. 35. c, see d, sec. 60. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 100. 



cleanse d your feet in the secret 
places by the way for a testimony 
against them. 

5. And behold, and lo, I 'come 
quickly to judgment, to convince 
all of their ungodly deeds which 
they have committed against me, 
as it is written of me in the vol- 
ume of the book. 

6. And now, verily I say unto 
you, that it is not expedient that 



you should go until your children 
are provided for, and sent up 
kindly unto the bishop in Zion. 

7. And after a few years, if 
thou desirest of me, thau mayest 
go up also unto the goodly land, 
to possess thine inheritance; 

8. Otherwise thou shalt con- 
tinue proclaiming my gospel until 
thou be taken. Amen. 



SECTION 100. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Sidney Bigdon, 
at Perrysburg, New York, October 12, 1833. The two had been long 

absent from their families and felt some concern over them. Com- 

forting assurances as to their families — Many of the Lord's people in 
that region — Sidney Bigdon to be a spokesman unto the Prophet and 
to be mighty in expounding the Scriptures — Assurances concerning 
affairs in Zion. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you, my friends Sidney and 
Joseph, your families are well; 
they are in mine hands, and I 
will do with them as seemeth me 
good; for in me there is all power. 

2. Therefore, follow me, and 
listen to the counsel which I shall 
give unto you. 

3. Behold, and lo, I have much 
people in this place, in the regions 
round about; and an effectual 
door shall be opened in the re- 
gions round about in this eastern 
land. 

4. Therefore, I, the Lord, have 
suffered you to come unto this 
place; for thus it was expedient 
in me for the salvation of souls. 

5. Therefore, verily I say unto 
you, lift up your voices unto this 
people; speak the thoughts that 
I shall put into your hearts, and 
you shall not be confounded be- 
fore men; 

6. For it shall be given you in 



the very hour, yea, in the very 
moment, "what ye shall say. 

7. But a commandment I give 
unto you, that ye shall declare 
whatsoever thing ye declare in 
my name, in solemnity of heart, 
in the spirit of meekness, in all 
things. 

8. And I give unto you this 
promise, that inasmuch as ye do 
this the Holy Ghost shall be shed 
forth in bearing record unto all 
things whatsoever ye shall say. 

9. And it is expedient in me 
that you, my servant Sidney, 
should be a "spokesman unto this 
people; yea, verily, I will ordain 
you unto this calling, even to be 
a spokesman unto my servant 
Joseph. 

10. And I will give unto him 
power to be mighty in testimony. 

11. And I will give unto thee 
power to be mighty in expound- 
ing all scriptures, that thou may- 
est be a spokesman unto him, and 



d, see d, sec. 60. e, see e, sec. 1. 
b, ver. 11. 124:104. Ex. 4:16. 



Sec. 100: a, 84:85. Matt. 10:19, 20. 



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he shall be a c revelator unto thee, 
that thou mayest know the cer- 
tainty of all things pertaining to 
the things of my kingdom on the 
earth. 

12. Therefore, continue your 
journey and let your hearts re- 
joice; for behold, and lo, I am 
with you even unto the end. 

13. And now I give unto you a 
word concerning Zion. Zion shall 
be "redeemed, although she is 
chastened for a little season. 

14. Thy brethren, my servants 
Orson Hyde and John Gould, are 



in my hands; and inasmuch as 
they keep my commandments 
they shall be saved. 

15. Therefore, let your hearts 
be comforted; for all things shall 
"work together for good to them 
that walk uprightly, and to the 
sanctification of the church. 

16. For I will raise up unto 
myself a pure people, that will 
serve me in righteousness; 

17. And all that call upon the 
name of the Lord, and keep his 
commandments, shall be saved. 
Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 101. 

Revei*ation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, December 16, 1833, At this time the Saints who had gathered 
in Missouri were suffering great persecution. Mobs had driven them 
from their homes in Jackson County, and some of the Saints had tried 
to establish themselves in Van Buren County, but persecution followed 
them. The main body of the Church was at that time in Clay County, 
Missouri. Threats of death against individuals of the Church were 
many. The people had lost household furniture, clothing, livestock 
and other personal property, and many of their crops had been de- 
stroyed. See History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 456. Affliction per- 
mitted to befall the Saints because of their transgression — The Lord's 
indignation to be poured out upon all nations — The pure in heart 
among those who had been expelled from Zion to return — Other stakes 
of Zion to be established — Blessed state incident to the millennial era 
of peace — Parable of the nobleman and the olive-trees — Gathering of 
the Saints to be continued — Those who have been oppressed by their 
enemies to importune for redress — Creation of the Constitution of the 
United States directed by the Lord — Parable of the woman and the 
unjust judge. 



1. Verily I say unto you, con- 
cerning your brethren who have 
been afflicted, and persecuted, 
and °cast out from the land of 
their ' inheritance — 

2. I, the Lord, have suffered 



the affliction to come upon them, 
wherewith they have been afflict- 
ed, in consequence of "their trans- 
gressions; 

3. Yet I will own them, and 
they shall be mine in that day 



c, 21:1. 124:94. d, 43:29. 84:99. 101:17, 18, 43, 74, 75. 103:1, 11, 13, 15. 

105:1, 2, 9, 13, 16, 34. 109:51. 136:18. e, Rom. 8:28. Isa. 1:27. 35:10. 52:8. 

59:20. Joel 2:23. Rev. 14:1. P. of G. P., Moses 7:62 — 64. Sec. 101: a, ver. 76. 

64:30 — 36. 84:54 — 59. 103:2, 11. 104:51. 109:47. 121:23. b, vers. 3 — 9. 



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when I shall come to make up 
'my jewels. 

4. Therefore, they must needs 
be chastened and tried, even as 
Abraham, who was commanded 
to offer up his only son. 

5. For all those who will not 
endure chastening, but deny me, 
cannot be sanctified. 

6. Behold, I say unto you, 
there were jarrings, and conten- 
tions, and envyings, and strifes, 
and lustful and covetous desires 
among them; therefore by these 
things they d polluted their inheri- 
tances. 

7. They were slow to hearken 
unto the voice of the Lord their 
God; therefore, the Lord their 
God is e slow to hearken unto 
their prayers, to answer them in 
the day of their trouble. 

8. In the day of their peace 
they esteemed lightly my coun- 
sel; but, in the r day of their 
trouble, of necessity they feel 
after me. 

9. Verily I say unto you, not- 
withstanding their sins, my 
bowels are filled with compassion 
towards them. I will not utterly 
cast them off; and in the day of 
wrath I will "remember mercy. 

10. I have sworn, and the de- 
cree hath gone forth by a former 
commandment which I have 
given unto you, that I would let 
A fall the sword of mine indigna- 
tion in behalf of my people; and 
even as I have said, it shall come 
to pass. 

11. Mine indignation is 4 soon 
to be poured out without meas- 
ure upon all nations; and this 
will I do when the cup of their 
iniquity is full. 

12. And in that day all who 
are found upon the watch-tower, 



or in other words, all mine Israel, 
shall be saved. 

13. And they that have been 
scattered shall be 'gathered. 

14. And all they who have 
mourned shall be ^comforted. 

15. And all they who have 
given their lives for my name 
shall be 'crowned. 

16. Therefore, let your hearts 
be comforted concerning Zion; 
for all flesh is in mine hands; be 
still and know that I am God. 

17. Zion shall not be '"moved 
out of her place, notwithstanding 
her children are scattered. 

18. They that remain, and are 
pure in heart, shall return, and 
come to their inheritances, they 
and their children, with "songs 
of everlasting joy, to build up 
the waste places of Zion — 

19. And all these things that 
the prophets might be fulfilled. 

20. And, behold, there is none 
other place appointed than that 
which I have appointed; neither 
shall there be any other place ap- 
pointed than that which I have 
appointed, for the work of the 
gathering of my saints — 

21. Until the day cometh when 
there is found no more room for 
them; and then I have other 
places which I will appoint unto 
them, and they shall be called 
"stakes, for the curtains or the 
strength of Zion. 

22. Behold, it is my will, that 
all they who call on my name, 
and worship me according to 
mine everlasting gospel, should 
"gather together, and stand in 
holy places; 

23. And prepare for the revela- 
tion which is to come, when the 
veil of the covering of my temple, 
in my tabernacle, which hideth 



d, 84:55 — 59. e, vers. 39 — 42. 

g. vers. 10 — 19. 



f, vers. 39 — 42, 44—54. 



Hos. 5:15. 6:1 — 3. g. vers. 10 — 19. 103:11 — 20. h, see f and gr, sec. 1. 

I, see f and g, sec. 1. j, see 2e, sec. 45. k, 56:18 — 20. Isa. 40:1. 2. 1, Rev. 

20:4. m, vers. 20 — 22. n, 45:71. Isa. 35:10. o, see e, sec. 82. p, see J. 

sen. 10. 



sec. 10 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 101. 



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the earth, shall be taken off, and 
all flesh shall «see me together. 

24. And every corruptible 
thing, both of man, or of the 
beasts of the field, or of the fowls 
of the heavens, or of the fish of 
the sea, that dwells upon all the 
face of the earth, shall be '"con- 
sumed; 

25. And also that of element 
shall 'melt with fervent heat; 
md all things shall become new, 
that my knowledge and 'glory 
may dwell upon all the earth. 

26. And in that day the enmity 
of man, and the "enmity of beasts, 
yea, the enmity of all flesh, shall 
cease from before my face. 

27. And in that day 'whatso- 
ever any mail shall ask, it shall 
be given unto him. 

28. And in that day Satan 
shall not have power w to tempt 
any man. 

29. And there shall be no sor- 
row because there is no death. 

30. In that day an infant shall 
not die 'until he is old; and his 
life shall be as the v age of a tree; 

31. And when he dies he shall 
not sleep, that is to say in the 
earth, but shall be changed in 
the twinkling of an eye, and shall 
be 'caught up, and his rest shall 
be glorious. 

32. Yea, verily I say unto you, 
in that day when the Lord 2a shall 
come, he shall reveal 2ft all 
things — 

33. Things which have passed, 
and hidden things which no man 
knew, things of the earth, by 
which it was made, and the pur- 
pose and the end thereof — 

34. Things most precious, 
things that are above, and things 



that are beneath, things that are 
in the earth, and upon the earth, 
and in heaven. 

35. And all they who suffer 
persecution for my name, and en- 
dure in faith, though they are 
called to lay down their lives for 
my sake yet shall they partake 
of all this glory. 

36. Wherefore, fear not even 
2c unto death; for in this world 
your joy is not full, but in me 
your joy is full. 

37. Therefore, care not for the 
body, neither the life of the body; 
but care for the soul, and for the 
2d life of the soul. 

38. And seek the 2e face of the 
Lord always, that in patience ye 
may possess your souls, and ye 
shall have eternal life. 

39. When men are called unto 
mine everlasting gospel, and cove- 
nant with an everlasting cove- 
nant, they are accounted as the 
2 'salt of the earth and the savor 
of men; 

40. They are called to be the 
savor of men; therefore, if that 
salt of the earth lose its savor, 
behold, it is thenceforth good for 
nothing only to be cast out and 
trodden under the 2 'feet of men. 

41. Behold, here is wisdom 
concerning the children of Zion, 
even many, but not all ; they were 
found transgressors, therefore 
they must needs be chastened — 

42. He that 2 *exalteth himself 
shall be abased, and he that 
abaseth himself shall be exalted. 

43. And now, I will show unto 
you a parable, that you may know 
my will concerning the redemp- 
tion of Zion. 

44. A certain nobleman had a 



q, 38:8. 93:1. See e, sec. 1. r, 29:24. s, 29:23, 24. 43:32. 133:41. 49. 
2 Pet. 3:10. t, 76:7 — 9. 88:19. 93:1. Isa. 6:3. Ezek. 43:2. John 12:41. 
Rev. 18:1. n f 77:2. Isa. 11:6 — 9. v, see c, sec. 4. w, see s, sec. 43. 
X, see t, sec. 63. y, Isa. 65:22. *, see 31, sec. 76. 2a, see e, sec. 1. 
2b, vers. 33 — 36. See 2e, sec. 42. 2c, ver. 37. See c, sec. 98. 2d, Luke 
12:15 — 21. 2e, see o, sec. 50. 2f, 103:10. Matt. 5:13. Mark 9:50. Luke 
14:34, 35. 3 Ne. 12:13. 16:15. 2g, see 2f. 2h, 67:10. 104:82. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 101. 



spot of land, very choice; and he 
said unto his servants: Go ye 
unto my "vineyard, even upon 
this very choice piece of land, 
and plant twelve olive-trees; 

45. And set watchmen round 
about them, and build a tower, 
that one may overlook the land 
round about, to be a watchman 
upon the tower, that mine olive- 
trees may not be broken down 
when the enemy shall come to 
spoil and take unto themselves 
the fruit of my vineyard. 

46. Now, the servants of the 
nobleman went and did as their 
lord commanded them, and plant- 
ed the olive-trees, and built a 
hedge round about, and set watch- 
men, and began to build a tower. 

47. And while they were yet 
laying the foundation thereof, 
they began to say among them- 
selves: And what need hath my 
lord of this tower? 

48. And consulted for a long 
time, saying *among themselves: 
What need hath my lord of this 
tower, seeing this is a time of 
peace? 

49. Might not this money be 
given to the exchangers? For 
there is no need of these things. 

50. And while they were at 
variance one with another they 
became very slothful, and they 
hearkened not unto the com- 
mandments of their lord. 

51. And the enemy 2i came by 
night, and broke down the hedge; 
and the servants of the nobleman 
arose and were affrighted, and 
fled; and the enemy destroyed 
their works, and broke down the 
olive-trees. 

52. Now, behold, the noble- 
man, the lord of the vineyard, 
called upon his servants, and said 



unto them, Why! what is the 
cause of this great evil? 

53. Ought ye not to have done 
even as I commanded you, and — 
after ye had planted the vine- 
yard, and built the hedge round 
about, and set watchmen upon 
the walls thereof — built the 
tower also, and set a "watchman 
upon the tower, and watched for 
my vineyard, and not have fallen 
asleep, lest the enemy should 
come upon you? 

54. And behold, the watchman 
upon the tower would have seen 
the 2, enemy while he was yet afar 
off; and then ye could have made 
ready and kept the enemy from 
breaking down the. hedge there- 
of, and saved my vineyard from 
the hands of the destroyer. 

55. And the lord of the vine- 
yard said unto one of his ser- 
vants: Go and gather together 
the residue of my servants, and 
take 2m all the strength of mine 
house, which are my warriors, 
my young men, and they that are 
of middle age also among all my 
servants, who are the strength 
of mine house, save those only 
whom I have appointed to tarry; 

56. And go ye straightway 
unto the land of my vineyard, 
and 2n redeem my vineyard; for 
it is mine; I have bought it with 
money. 

57. Therefore, get ye straight- 
way unto my land; break down 
the walls of mine enemies ; throw 
down their tower, and scatter 
their watchmen. 

58. And inasmuch as they 
gather together against you, 
2o avenge me of mine enemies, 
that by and by I may 2 *come with 
the residue of mine house and 
possess the land. 



21, Isa. 5:1 — 7. Matt. 21:33 — 41. Jac. 5:3— 77. 2j, Matt. 24:43. 2k, Ezek. 

33:2 — 7. 21, Ezek. 33:2—7. 2m, 35:13, 14. 87:5—8. 103:22, 29. 105:29, 30. 
2n, Jac. 5:71. 6:2. 2o, Isa. 1:24. 2p, see e, sec. 1. 



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59. And the servant said unto 
his lord : When shall these things 
be? 

60. And he said unto his ser- 
vant: When I will; go ye straight- 
way, and do all things ^whatso- 
ever I have commanded you; 

61. And this shall be my seal 
and blessing upon you — a faith- 
ful and 2r wise steward in the 
midst of mine house, a ruler in 
my kingdom. 

62. And his servant went 
straightway, and did all things 
whatsoever his lord commanded 
him; and 2 *after many days all 
things were fulfilled. 

63. Again, verily I say unto 
you, I will show unto you 2 'wis- 
dom in me concerning all the 
churches, inasmuch as they are 
willing to be guided in a right 
and proper way for their salva- 
tion — 

64. That the work of the gath- 
ering together of my saints may 
^continue, that I may build them 
up unto my name upon 2c holy 
places; for the time of 2w harvest 
is come, and my word must needs 
be fulfilled. 

65. Therefore, I must gather 
together my people, according to 
the parable of the wheat and the 
tares, that the wheat may be se- 
cured in the garners to possess 
eternal life, and be 2 *crowned 
with celestial glory, when I shall 
''come in the kingdom of my Fa- 
ther to reward every man accord- 
ng as his work shall be; 

66. While the tares shall be 
)ound in 2 *bundles, and their 
>ands made strong, that they may 
te burned with unquenchable fire. 

6 7. Therefore, a commandment 

give unto all the. churches, that 

hey shall continue to 8a gather to- 



gether unto the places which I 
have appointed. 

68. Nevertheless, as I have 
said unto you in a former com- 
mandment, let not your gather- 
ing be in 3b haste, nor by flight; 
but let all things be prepared be- 
fore you. 

69. And in order.that all things 
be prepared before you, observe 
the commandment which I have 
given concerning these things — 

70. Which saith, or teacheth, 
to 3c purchase all the lands with 
money, which can be purchased 
for money, in the region round 
about the land which I have ap- 
pointed to be the land of Zion, 
for the beginning of the gather- 
ing of my saints; 

71. All the land which can be 
purchased in Jackson county, and 
the counties round about, and 
leave the residue in mine hand. 

72. Now, verily I say unto you, 
let all the churches gather to- 
gether 3d all their moneys; let 
these things be done in their 
time, but not in haste; and ob- 
serve to have all things prepared 
before you. 

73. And let honorable men be 
appointed, even 8fl wise men, and 
send them to purchase these 
lands. 

74. And the churches in the 
eastern countries, when they are 
built up, if they will hearken 
unto this counsel they may buy 
lands and gather together upon 
them; and in this way they may 
establish Zion. 

75. There is even now already 
in store sufficient, yea, even an 
abundance, to redeem Zion, and 
establish her waste places, no 
more to be thrown down, were 
the churches, who call themselves 



3. 



2q, 95:3 — 9. 2r, see u, sec. 78. 28,58:44. 105:15,37. 136:18. 2t. vers. 

-74. 2n, see j, sec. 10. 2v, see g, sec. 87. 2w, see b, sec. 4. 2x, 29:11 — 

63:49. 76:50 — 70, 94, 95. 88:28, 29. 2y, see e, sec. 1. 2z, see 1, sec. 38. 

see j, sec. 10. 3b, see j, sec. 10. 3c, see j, sec. 63. 3d, see j, sec. 63. 

105:28 — 30. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, lOl. 



after my name, willing to heark- 
en to my voice. 

76. And again I say unto you, 
those who have been scattered by 
their enemies, it is my will that 
they should continue to ^impor- 
tune for redress, and redemption, 
by the hands of those who are 
placed as rulers and are in au- 
thority over you — 

77. According to the laws and 
constitution of the people, which 
I have suffered to be established, 
and should be maintained for the 
rights and protection of all flesh, 
according to just and holy prin- 
ciples; 

78. That every man may act 
in doctrine and principle pertain- 
ing to futurity, according to the 
moral agency which I have given 
unto him, that every man may 
be accountable for his own sins 
in the day of judgment. 

79. Therefore, it is not right 
that any man should be in '"bond- 
age one to another. 

80. And for this purpose have 
I established the Constitution of 
this land, by the hands of 8A wise 
men whom I raised up unto this 
very purpose, and redeemed the 
land by the shedding of blood. 

81. Now, unto what shall I 
liken the children of Zion? I 
will liken them unto the "parable 
of the woman and the unjust 
judge, for men ought always to 
pray and not to faint, which 
saith — 

82. There was in a city a judge 
which feared not God, neither re- 
garded man. 

83. And there was a widow in 
that city, and she came unto him, 
saying: Avenge me of mine ad- 
versary. 

84. And he would not for a 
while, but afterward he said with- 



in himself: Though I fear not 
God, nor regard man, yet because 
this widow troubleth me I will 
avenge her, lest by her continual 
coming she weary me. 

85. Thus will I liken the chil- 
dren of Zion. 

86. Let them importune at the 
feet of the judge; 

87. And if he heed them not, 
let them importune at the feet of 
the governor; 

88. And if the governor heed 
them not, let them importune at 
the feet of the president; 

89. And if the president heed 
them not, then will the Lord arise 
and come forth out of his ^hid- 
ing place, and in his fury vex the 
nation ; 

90. And in his hot displeasure, 
and in his fierce anger, in his 
time, will cut off those wicked, 
unfaithful, and unjust stewards, 
and appoint them their portion 
among hypocrites, and unbeliev- 
ers; 

91. Even in outer darkness, 
where there is s *weeping, and 
wailing, and gnashing of teeth. 

92. Pray ye, therefore, that 
their ears may be opened unto 
your cries, that I may be merci- 
ful unto them, that these things 
may not come upon them. 

93. What I have said unto you 
must needs be, that all men may 
be left without excuse; 

94. That wise men and rulers 
may hear and know that which 
they have 8, never considered; 

95. That I may proceed to 
bring to pass 8m my act, my strange 
act, and perform my work, my 
strange work, that men may dis- 
cern between the righteous and 
the wicked, saith your God. 

96. And again, I say unto yon, 
it is contrary to my command- 



3f, vers. 77 — 95. 3gr, 104:16—18, 83, 84. 3h, ver. 77. 2 Ne. 1:7. 31, 

Luke 18:1 — 8. 3J, 121:1, 4. 123:6. Ps. 18:9 — 13. 97:2. Isa. 45:15. 3k, see 

e, sec. 19. 31, 3 Ne. 20:45. 21:8. 3m, see c, sec. 95. 



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ment and my will that my ser- 
vant Sidney Gilbert should sell 
my storehouse, which I have ap- 
pointed unto my people, into the 
hands of mine enemies. 

97. Let not that which I have 
appointed be polluted by mine 
enemies, by the consent of those 
who call themselves after my 
name; 

98. For this is a very sore and 
grievous sin against me, and 
against my people, in consequence 
of those things which I have de- 
creed and which are soon to be- 
fall the nations. 

99. Therefore, it is my will 



that my people should claim, and 
hold claim upon that which I 
have appointed unto them, though 
they should not be permitted to 
dwell thereon. 

100. Nevertheless, I do not say 
they shall not dwell thereon; for 
inasmuch as they bring forth 
fruit and works meet for my 
kingdom they shall dwell there- 
on. 

101. They shall build, and ^an- 
other shall not inherit it; they 
shall plant vineyards, • and they 
shall eat the fruit thereof. Even 
so. Amen. 



SECTION 102. 



Minutes of the organization of the first High Council of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Kirtland, Ohio, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1834. 



1. This day a general council 
of twenty-four high priests as- 
sembled at the house of Joseph 
Smith, Jun., by revelation, and 
proceeded to organize the high 
council of the church of Christ, 
which was to consist of twelve 
high priests, and one or three 
presidents as the case might re- 
quire. 

2. The high council was ap- 
pointed by revelation for the pur- 
pose of settling important diffi- 
culties which might arise in the 
church, which could not be set- 
tled by the church or. the bishop's 
council to the satisfaction of the 
parties. 

3. Joseph Smith, Jun., Sidney 
Rigdon and Frederick G. Wil- 
liams were acknowledged presi- 
dents by the voice of the council; 
and Joseph Smith, Sen., John 
Smith, Joseph Coe, John Johnson, 
Martin Harris, John S. Carter, 



Jared Carter, Oliver Cowdery, 
Samuel H. Smith, Orson Hyde, 
Sylvester Smith, and Luke John- 
son, high priests, were chosen to 
be a standing council for the 
church, by the unanimous voice 
of the council. 

4. The above-named councilors 
were then asked whether they ac- 
cepted their appointments, and 
whether they would act in that 
office according to the law of 
heaven, to which they all an- 
swered that they accepted their 
appointments, and would fill their 
offices according to the grace of 
God bestowed upon them. 

5. The number composing the 
council, who voted in the name 
and for the church in appointing 
the above-named councilors were 
forty-three, as follows: nine high 
priests, seventeen elders, four 
priests, and thirteen members. 

6. Voted: that the high coun- 



3n, Tsa. 65:20 — 22. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 102. 



cil cannot have power to act with- 
out seven of the above-named 
councilors, or their regularly ap- 
pointed successors are present. 

7. These seven shall have 
power to appoint other high 
priests, whom they may consider 
worthy and capable to act in the 
place of absent councilors. 

8. Voted: that whenever any 
vacancy shall occur by the death, 
removal from office for transgres- 
sion, or removal from the bounds 
of this church government, of 
any one of the above-named coun- 
cilors, it shall be filled by the 
nomination of the president or 
presidents, and sanctioned by the 
voice of a general council of high 
priests, convened for that pur- 
pose, to act in the name of the 
church. 

9. The president of the church, 
who is also the president of the 
council, is appointed by revela- 
tion, and acknowledged in his 
administration by the voice of the 
church. 

10. And it is according to the 
dignity of his office that he should 
preside over the council of the 
church; and it is his privilege to 
be assisted by two other presi- 
dents, appointed after the same 
manner that he himself was ap- 
pointed. 

11. And in case of the absence 
of one or both of those who are 
appointed to assist him, he has 
power to preside over the coun- 
cil without an assistant; and in 
case he himself is absent, the 
other presidents have power to 
preside in his stead, both or 
either of them. 

12. Whenever a high council 
of the church of Christ is regu- 
larly organized, according to the 
foregoing pattern, it shall be the 
duty of the twelve councilors to 
cast lots by numbers, and thereby 



ascertain who of the twelve shall 
speak first, commencing with 
number one and so in succession 
to number twelve. 

13. Whenever this council con- 
venes to act upon any case, the 
twelve councilors shall consider 
whether it is a difficult one or 
not; if it is not, two only of the 
councilors shall speak upon it, 
according to the form above writ- 
ten. 

14. But if it is thought to be 
difficult, four shall be appointed; 
and if more difficult, six ; but in 
no case shall more than six be 
appointed to speak. 

15. The accused, in all cases, 
has a right to one-half of the 
council, to prevent insult or in- 
justice. 

16. And the councilors ap- 
pointed to speak before the coun- 
cil are to present the case, after 
the evidence is examined, in its 
true light before the council; and 
every man is to speak according 
to equity and justice. 

17. Those councilors who draw 
even numbers, that is, 2, 4, 6, 8, 
10, and 12, are the individuals 
who are to stand up in behalf 
of the accused, and prevent in- 
sult and injustice. 

18. In all cases the accuser and 
the accused shall have a privilege 
of speaking for themselves be- 
fore the council, after the evi- 
dences are heard and the coun- 
cilors who are appointed to speak 
on the case have finished their 
remarks. 

19. After the evidences are 
heard, the councilors, accuser and 
accused have spoken, the presi- 
dent shall give a decision accord- 
ing to the understanding which 
he shall have of the case, and 
call upon the twelve councilors to 
sanction the same by their vote. 

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councilors, who have not spoken, 
or any one of them, after hear- 
ing the evidences and pleadings 
impartially, discover an error in 
the decision of the president, they 
can manifest it, and the case shall 
have a re-hearing. 

21. And if, after a careful re- 
hearing, any additional light is 
shown upon the case, the decision 
shall he altered accordingly. 

22. But in case no additional 
light is given, the first decision 
shall stand, the majority of the 
council having power to deter- 
mine the same. 

23. In case of difficulty re- 
specting doctrine or principle, if 
there is not a sufficiency written 
to make the case clear to the 
minds of the council, the presi- 
dent may inquire and obtain the 
mind of the Lord by revelation. 

24. The high priests, when 
abroad, have power to call and 
organize a council after the man- 
ner of the foregoing, to settle 
difficulties, when the parties or 
either of them shall request it. 

25. And the said council of 
high priests shall have power to 
appoint one of their own number 
to preside over such council for 
the time being. 

26. It shall be the duty of said 
council to transmit, immediately, 
a copy of their proceedings, with 
a full statement of the testimony 
accompanying their decision, to 
the high council of the seat of the 
First Presidency of the Church. 

27. Should the parties or either 
of them be dissatisfied with the 
decision of said council, they may 
appeal to the high council of the 
seat of the First Presidency of the 
Church, and have a re-hearing, 
which case shall there be con- 
ducted, according to the former 
pattern written, as though no 
such decision had been made. 



28. This council of high priests 
abroad is only to be called on the 
most difficult cases of church mat- 
ters; and no common or ordinary 
case is to be sufficient to call such 
council. 

29. The traveling or located 
high priests abroad have power 
to say whether it is necessary to 
call such a council or not. 

30. There is a distinction be- 
tween the high council of travel- 
ing high priests abroad, and the 
traveling high council composed 
of the twelve apostles, in their 
decisions. 

31. From the decision of the 
former there can be an appeal; 
but from the decision of the lat- 
ter there cannot. 

32. The latter can only be 
called in question by the general 
authorities of the church in case 
of transgression. 

33. Resolved: that the presi- 
dent or presidents of the seat of 
the First Presidency of the 
Church shall have power to de- 
termine whether any such case, 
as may be appealed, is justly 
entitled to a re-hearing, after 
examining the appeal and the 
evidences and statements accom- 
panying it. 

34. The twelve councilors then 
proceeded to cast lots or ballot, 
to ascertain who should speak 
first, and the following was the 
result, namely: 1, Oliver Cow- 
dery; 2, Joseph Coe; 3, Samuel 
H. Smith; 4, Luke Johnson; 5, 
John S. Carter; 6, Sylvester 
Smith; 7, John Johnson; 8, Orson 
Hyde; 9, Jared Carter; 10, Jo- 
seph Smith, Sen. ; 11, John Smith; 
12, Martin Harris. 

After prayer the conference 
adjourned. 

Oliver Cowdery, 
Orson Hyde, 

Clerks. 



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SECTION 103. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, February 24, 1834. For explanation of unusual names see head- 
ing to Section 78. Cause of the persecutions permitted against 

the Saints in Jackson County, Missouri — The Saints to prevail if they 
follow the counsel of the Lord — Otherwise the powers of the world 
to prevail against them — The angel of the Lord and the Lord's presence 
to go before the people — Moneys to be collected and sent up to Zion 
for the purchase of lands — Individual instructions to certain Elders. 



1. Verily I say unto you, my 
friends, behold, I will give unto 
you a revelation and command- 
ment, that you may know how to 
act in the discharge of your duties 
concerning the salvation and "re- 
demption of your brethren, who 
have been scattered on the land 
of Zion; 

2. Being driven and smitten 
by the hands of mine enemies, on 
whom I will pour out my wrath 
without measure in mine own 
time. 

3. For I have suffered them 
thus far, that they might fill up 
the measure of their iniquities, 
that their cup might be full; 

4. And that those who call 
themselves after my name might 
be chastened for a little season 
with a sore and grievous "chas- 
tisement, because they did not 
hearken altogether unto the pre- 
cepts and commandments which 
I gave unto them. 

5. But verily I say unto you, 
that I have decreed a decree 
which my people shall realize, in- 
asmuch as they hearken from this 
very hour unto the counsel which 
I, the Lord their God, shall give 
unto them. 

6. Behold they shall, for I 
have decreed it, c begin to prevail 
against mine enemies from this 
very hour. 



7. And by hearkening to ob- 
serve all the words which I, the 
Lord their God, shall speak unto 
them, they shall never cease to 
prevail until the "kingdoms of 
the world are subdued under my 
feet, and the earth is given unto 
the saints, to "possess it forever 
and ever. 

8. But inasmuch as they keep 
not my commandments, and 
hearken not to observe all my 
words, the 'kingdoms of the 
world shall prevail against them. 

9. For they were set to be a 
light unto the world, and to be 
the saviors of men; 

10. And inasmuch as they are 
not the saviors of men, they are 
"as salt that has lost its savor, 
and is thenceforth good for noth- 
ing but to be cast out and trod- 
den under foot of men. 

11. But verily I say unto you, 
I have decreed that your brethren 
which have been scattered shall 
^return to the lands of their in- 
heritances, and shall build up the 
waste places of Zion. 

12. For after much tribula- 
tion, as I have said unto you in 
a 4 former commandment, cometh 
the blessing. 

13. Behold, this is the blessing 
which I have promised after your 
tribulations, and the tribulations 
of your brethren — your redemp- 



a, vers. 11—40. See d, sec. 100. b, see c, sec. 84. c, vers. 7, 11 — 1*- 
d, Dan. 2:34, 35, 44, 45. e, see p, sec. 38. f, Dan. 7:21, 22. g t 101:39 — 41. 
h, see d, sec. 100. 35:10. i, see a, sec. 58. 



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181 



tion, and the redemption of your 
brethren, even their 'restoration 
to the land of Zion, to be estab- 
lished, no more to be thrown 
down. 

14. Nevertheless, if they pol- 
lute their inheritances they shall 
be thrown down; for I will not 
Bpare them if they pollute their 
inheritances. 

15. Behold, I say unto you, the 
redemption of Zion must needs 
come by *power; 

16. Therefore, I will 'raise up 
unto my people a man, who shall 
lead them like as Moses led the 
children of Israel. 

17. For ye are the children of 
Israel, and of the seed of Abra- 
ham, and ye must needs be led 
3ut of "bondage by power, and 
with a stretched-out arm. 

18. And as your fathers were 
'led at the first, even so shall the 
redemption of Zion be. 

19. Therefore, let not your 
hearts faint, for I say not unto 
you as I said unto your fathers: 
Mine angel shall go up before 
you, but °not my presence. 

20. But I say unto you: Mine 
angels shall go up before you, 
and *also my presence, and in 
'time ye shall possess the goodly 
land. 

21. Verily, verily I say unto 
you, that my servant Baurak Ale 
[Joseph Smith, Jim.] is the man 
to whom I likened the servant to 
whom the Lord of the vineyard 
spake in the parable which I have 
given unto you. 

22. Therefore let my servant 
Baurak Ale [Joseph Smith, Jun.] 
say unto the 'strength of my 
house, my young men and the 
middle aged — Gather yourselves 



together unto the land of Zion, 
upon the land which I have 
bought with money that has been 
consecrated unto me. 

23. And let all the churches 
send up wise men with their 
moneys, and 'purchase lands even 
as I have commanded them. 

24. And inasmuch as mine en- 
emies come against you to drive 
you from my goodly land, which 
I have consecrated to be the land 
of Zion, even from your 'own 
lands after these testimonies, 
which ye have brought before me 
against them, ye shall "curse 
them; 

25. And whomsoever ye curse, 
I will r curse, and ye shall avenge 
me of mine enemies. 

26. And my presence shall be 
with you even in avenging me of 
mine enemies, unto the "third 
and fourth generation of them 
that hate me. 

27. Let no man be afraid to 
lay down his life for my sake; 
for whoso layeth down 'his life 
for my sake shall find it again. 

28. And whoso is v not willing 
to lay down his life for my sake 
is not my disciple. 

29. It is my will that my ser- 
vant Sidney Rigdon shall lift up 
his voice in the congregations in 
the eastern countries, in prepar- 
ing the churches to keep the com- 
mandments which I have given 
unto them concerning the resto- 
ration and 'redemption of Zion. 

30. It is my will that my ser- 
vant Parley P. Pratt and my ser- 
vant Lyman Wight should not 
return to the land of their breth- 
ren, until they have obtained 
companies to go up unto the land 
of Zion, by tens, or by twenties, 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 104. 



or by fifties, or by an hundred, 
until they have obtained to the 
number of five hundred of the 
2a strength of my house. 

31. Behold this is my will; ask 
and ye shall receive; but men do 
not always do my will. 

32. Therefore, if you cannot 
obtain five hundred, seek dili- 
gently that peradventure you may 
obtain three hundred. 

33. And if ye cannot obtain 
three hundred, seek diligently 
that peradventure ye may obtain 
one hundred. 

34. But verily I say unto you, 
a commandment I give unto you, 
that ye shall not go up unto the 
land of Zion until you have ob- 
tained a hundred of the strength 
of my house, to go up with you 
unto the land of Zion. 

35. Therefore, as I said unto 
you, ask and ye shall receive; 
pray earnestly that peradventure 
my servant Baurak Ale [Joseph 
Smith, Jun.] may go with you, 
and preside in the midst of my 



people, and organize my kingdom 
upon the consecrated land, and 
"establish the children of Zion 
upon the laws and command- 
ments which have been and which 
shall be given unto you. 

36. All victory and glory is 
brought to pass unto you through 
your diligence, faithfulness, and 
prayers of faith. 

37. Let my servant Parley P. 
Pratt journey with my servant 
Joseph Smith, Jun. 

38. Let my servant Lyman 
Wight journey with my servant 
Sidney Rigdon. 

39. Let my servant Hyrum 
Smith journey with my servant 
Frederick G. Williams. 

40. Let my servant Orson Hyde 
journey with my servant Orson 
Pratt, whithersoever my servant 
Joseph Smith, Jun., shall counsel 
them, in obtaining the fulfilment 
of these commandments which 1 
have given unto you, and leave 
the residue in my hands. Even 
so. Amen. 



SECTION 104. 



Revelation given to Enoch [Joseph Smith the Prophet] April 
23, 1834, concerning the United Order, or the order of the Church 
for the benefit of the poor. The occasion was that of a council meet- 
ing of the First Presidency and other High Priests, in which the press- 
ing temporal needs of the people had been given consideration. For 

explanation of unusual names see heading to Section 78. Some 

who had broken their covenants in the United Order had come under 
condemnation — The Lord will not be mocked — Care of the poor an 
imperative duty of the Saints — The United Order in Kirtland was 
segregated from that in Zion, Missouri — This separation partly because 
of transgression on the part of members, and partly because of the 
scattered condition of the Saints in Missouri — A treasury for the order 
provided for — On conditions of faith and humility, the Lord promises 
to deliver his people this once out of financial bondage. 



1. Verily I say unto you, my 
friends, I give unto you counsel, 



and a commandment, concerning 
all the properties which belong 



2a, ver. 22. 101:55. 2b, sec. 42. 



^ 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 104. 



183 



to the order which I commanded 
to be organized and established, 
to be a "united order, and an 
everlasting order for the benefit 
of my church, and for the salva- 
tion of men until I come — 

2. With promise immutable 
and unchangeable, that inasmuch 
as those whom I commanded 
were faithful they should be 
blessed with a multiplicity of 
blessings; 

3. But inasmuch as they were 
not faithful they were nigh unto 
cursing. 

4. Therefore, inasmuch as 
some of my servants have not 
kept the commandment, but have 
broken the covenant through 
covetousness, and with feigned 
words, I 6 have cursed them with 
a very sore and grievous curse. 

5. For I, the Lord, have de- 
creed in my heart, that inasmuch 
as any man belonging to the or- 
der shall be found a transgres- 
sor, or, in other words, shall 
break the covenant with which 
ye are bound, he shall be 'cursed 
in his life, and shall be trodden 
down by whom I will; 

6. For I, the Lord, am not to 
be mocked in these things — 

7. And all this that the inno- 
cent among you may not be con- 
demned with the unjust; and that 
the guilty among you may not 
escape; because I, the Lord, have 
promised unto you a d crown of 
glory at my right hand. 

8. Therefore, inasmuch as you 
are found transgressors, you can- 
not escape my "wrath in your 
lives. 

9. Inasmuch as ye are cut off 
for transgression, ye cannot es- 
cape the 'buffetings of Satan until 
the day of redemption. 

10. And I now give unto you 



power from this very hour, that 
if any man among you, of the 
order, is found a transgressor and 
repenteth not of the evil, that ye 
shall deliver him over unto the 
'buff etings of Satan ; and he shall 
not have power to bring evil upon 
you, 

11. It is wisdom in me; there- 
fore, a commandment I give unto 
you, that ye shall organize your- 
selves and appoint *every man 
his stewardship; 

12. That every man may give 
an account unto me of the stew- 
ardship which is appointed unto 
him. 

13. For it is expedient that I, 
the Lord, should make every man 
accountable, *as a steward over 
earthly blessings, which I have 
made and prepared for my crea- 
tures. 

14. I, the Lord, stretched out 
the heavens, and built the earth, 
my very handiwork; and all 
things therein are mine. 

15. And it is my purpose to 
provide for my saints, for all 
things are mine. 

16. But it must needs be done 
in mine own way; and behold 
this is the way that I, the Lord, 
have decreed to provide for my 
saints, that the poor shall be 
exalted, in that the rich are made 
low. 

17. For the earth is full, and 
there is enough and to spare; 
yea, I prepared all things, and 
have given unto the children of 
men to be agents unto them- 
selves. 

18. Therefore, if any man shall 
take of the abundance which I 
have made, and impart not his 
portion, according to the 'law 
of my gospel, unto the poor and 
the needy, he shall, with the 



the day of redemption. of my gospel, unto the poor and 

10. And I now give unto you the needy, he shall, w ith the 

a, see b, sec. 78. b, vers. 5 — 10. 82:21. c, see b. d, 76:50— ToT 88:2 — 5. 
e, ver. 6. See h, sec. 78. f, see h, sec. 78. g, see h, sec. 78. h, see o, 
sec. 42. I, see o, sec. 42. j, see n, seel 42. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 104. 



wicked, lift up his eyes in hell, 
being in torment. 

19. And now, verily I say unto 
you, concerning the properties of 
the order — 

20. Let my servant Pelagoram 
[Sidney Rigdon] have appointed 
unto him the place where he now 
resides, and the lot of Tahhanes 
[the tannery] for his steward- 
ship, for his support while he is 
laboring in my vineyard, even as 
I will, when I shall command 
him. 

21. And let all things be done 
according to the counsel of the 
order, and united consent or voice 
of the order, which dwell in the 
land of Shinehah [Kirtland]. 

22. And this stewardship and 
blessing, I, the Lord, confer upon 
my servant Pelagoram [Sidney 
Rigdon] for a blessing upon him, 
and his seed after him; 

23. And I will multiply bless- 
ings upon him, inasmuch as he 
will be humble before me. 

24. And again, let my servant 
Mahemson [Martin Harris] have 
appointed unto him, for his stew- 
ardship, the lot of land which 
my servant Zombre [John John- 
son] obtained in exchange for his 
former inheritance, for him and 
his seed after him; 

25. And inasmuch as he is 
faithful, I will multiply blessings 
upon him and his seed after him. 

26. And let my servant Ma- 
hemson [Martin Harris] devote 
his moneys for the proclaiming 
of my words,, according as my 
servant Gazelam [Joseph Smith, 
Jun.] shall direct. 

27. And again, let my servant 
Shederlaomach [Frederick G. 
Williams] have the place upon 
which he now dwells. 

28. And let my servant Olihah 
[Oliver Cowdery] have the lot 



which is set off joining the house, 
which is to be for the Laneshine 
house [printing office], which is 
lot number one, and also the lot 
upon which his father resides. 

29. And let my servants She- 
derlaomach [Frederick G. Wil- 
liams] and Olihah [Oliver Cow- 
dery] have the Laneshine house 
[printing office] and all things 
that pertain unto it. 

30. And this shall be their 
stewardship which shall be ap- 
pointed unto them. 

31. And inasmuch as they are 
faithful, behold I will bless, and 
multiply blessings upon them. 

32. And this is the beginning 
of the stewardship which I have 
appointed them, for them and 
their seed after them. 

33. And, inasmuch as they are 
faithful, I will multiply blessings 
upon them and their seed after 
them, even a multiplicity of bless- 
ings. 

34. And again, let my servant 
Zombre [John Johnson] have the 
house in which he lives, and the 
inheritance, all save the ground 
which has been reserved for the 
^building of my houses, which 
pertains to that inheritance, and 
those lots which have been named 
for my servant Olihah [Oliver 
Cowdery]. 

35. And inasmuch as he is 
faithful, I will multiply blessings 
upon him. 

36. And it is my will that he 
should sell the lots that are laid 
off for the building up of the city 
of my saints, inasmuch as it shall 
be made known to him by the 
voice of the Spirit, and according 
to the counsel of the order, and 
by the voice of the order. 

37. And this is the beginning 
of the stewardship which I have 
appointed unto him, for a bless- 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 104. 



185 



ing unto him and his seed after 
him. 

38. And inasmuch as he is 
faithful, I will multiply a mul- 
tiplicity of blessings upon him. 

39. And again, let my servant 
Ahashdah [Newel K. Whitney] 
have appointed unto him the 
houses and lot where he now re- 
sides, and the lot and building on 
which the Ozondah [mercantile 
establishment] stands, and also 
the lot which is on the corner 
south of the Ozondah [mercantile 
establishment], and also the lot 
on which the Shule [ashery] is 
situated. 

40. And all this I have ap- 
pointed unto my servant Ahash- 
dah [Newel K. Whitney] for his 
stewardship, for a blessing upon 
him and his seed after him, for 
the benefit of the Ozondah [mer- 
cantile establishment] of my or- 
der which I have established for 
my stake in the land of Shinehah 
[Kirtland]. 

4 1 . Yea, verily, this is the stew- 
ardship which I have appointed 
unto my servant Ahashdah [N. 
K. Whitney], even this whole 
Ozondah [mercantile establish- 
ment] , him and his agent, and his 
seed after him. 

42. And inasmuch as he is 
faithful in keeping my command- 
ments, which I have given unto 
him, I will multiply blessings 
upon him and his seed after him, 
even a multiplicity of blessings. 

43. And again, let my servant 
Gazelam [Joseph Smith, Jim.] 
have appointed unto him the lot 
which is laid off for the f building 
of my house, which is forty rods 
long and twelve wide, and also 
the inheritance upon which his 
father now resides; 

44. And this is the beginning 



of the stewardship which I have 
appointed unto him, for a bless- 
ing upon him, and upon his fa- 
ther. 

45. For behold, I have re- 
served an inheritance for his fa- 
ther, for. his support; therefore 
he shall be reckoned in the house 
of my servant Gazelam [Joseph 
Smith, Jun.]. 

46. And I will multiply bless- 
ings upon the house of my ser- 
vant Gazelam [Joseph Smith, 
Jun.], inasmuch as he is faithful, 
even a multiplicity of blessings. 

47. And now, a commandment 
I give unto you concerning Zion, 
that you shall no longer be bound 
as a m united order to your breth- 
ren of Zion, only on this wise — 

48. After you are organized, 
you shall be called the United 
Order of the "Stake of Zion, the 
City of Shinehah [I^irtland]. And 
your brethren, after they are or- 
ganized, shall be called the United 
Order of the "City of Zion. 

49. And they shall be organ- 
ized in their own names, and in 
their own name; and they shall 
do their business in their own 
name, and in their own names; 

50. And you shall do your 
business in your own name, and 
in your own names. 

51. And this I have com- 
manded to be done for your sal- 
vation, and also for their salva- 
tion, in consequence of their 
being ^driven out and that which 
is to come. 

52. The covenants being bro- 
ken through transgression, by 
covetousness and feigned words — 

53. Therefore, you are dis- 
solved as a ^united order with 
your brethren, that you are not 
bound only up to this hour unto 
them, only on this wise, as I said, 



1, sec. 95. m, see 1, sec. 82. 
p, see a, sec. 101. q, vers. 47, 48. 



n, see e, sec, 82. 



o, see d, sec. 42. 



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by loan as shall be agreed by this 
order in council, as your circum- 
stances will admit and the voice 
of the council direct. 

54. And again, a command- 
ment I give unto you concerning 
your stewardship which I have 
appointed unto you. 

55. Behold, all these proper- 
ties are mine, or else your faith 
is vain, and ye are found hypo- 
crites, and the covenants which 
ye have made unto me are bro- 
ken; N 

56. And if the properties are 
mine, then ye are stewards; 
otherwise ye are no stewards. 

57. But, verily I say unto you, 
I have appointed unto you to be 
stewards over mine house, even 
stewards indeed. 

58. And for this purpose I 
have commanded you to organize 
yourselves, even to shinelah 
[print] my words, the fulness of 
my 'scriptures, the revelations 
which I have given unto you, and 
which I shall, hereafter, from 
time to time give unto you — 

59. For the purpose of build- 
ing up my church and kingdom 
on the earth, and to prepare my 
people for the time when I shall 
•dwell with them, which is nigh 
at hand. 

60. And ye shall prepare for 
yourselves a place for a treasury, 
and consecrate it unto my name. 

61. And ye shall appoint one 
among you to keep the treasury, 
and he shall be ordained unto 
this blessing. 

62. And there shall be a seal 
upon the treasury, and all the 
sacred things shall be delivered 
into the treasury; and no man 
among you shall call it his own, 
or any part of it, for it shall be- 
long to you all with one accord. 

63. And I give it unto you from 



this very hour; and now see to 
it, that ye go to and make use of 
the stewardship which I have ap- 
pointed unto you, exclusive of the 
sacred things, for the purpose of 
shinelane [printing] these sacred 
things as I have said. 

64. And the avails of the 
sacred things shall be had in the 
treasury, and a seal shall be upon 
it; and it shall not be used or 
taken out of the treasury by any 
one, neither shall the seal be 
loosed which shall be placed upon 
it, only by the voice of the order, 
or by commandment. 

65. And thus shall ye preserve 
the avails of the sacred things in 
the treasury, for sacred and holy 
purposes. 

66. And this shall be called the 
sacred treasury of the Lord; and 
a seal shall be kept upon it that 
it may be holy and consecrated 
unto the Lord. 

67. And again, there shall be 
another treasury prepared, and 
a treasurer appointed to keep the 
treasury, and a seal shall be 
placed upon it; 

68. And all moneys that you 
receive in your stewardships, by 
improving upon the properties 
which I have appointed unto you, 
in houses, or in lands, or in cat- 
tle, or in all things save it be the 
holy and sacred writings, which I 
have reserved unto myself for 
holy and sacred purposes, shall 
be cast into the treasury as fast as 
you receive moneys, by hundreds, 
or by fifties, or by twenties, or 
by tens, or by fives. 

69. Or in other words, if any 
man among you obtain five 
talents [dollars] let him cast 
them into the treasury; or if he 
obtain ten, or twenty, or fifty, or 
an hundred, let him do likewise; 

70. And let not any among you 



r, 94:10. 



8, see e, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 104. 187 

say that it is his own; for it shall shall humble yourselves before 

not be called his, nor any part me, and obtain this blessing by 

of it. your diligence and humility and 

71. And there shall not any the prayer of faith. 

part of it be used, or taken out 8(). And inasmuch as you are 

of the treasury, only by the voice diligent and humble, and exer- 
and common consent of the or- cise tne pra yer of faith, behold, 

£'« * ^ *i.< i. ii v xi. i * wil1 soften the hearts of those 

72. And this shall be the voice to wnom you are in debt until x 

and common consent of the or- shair send meang unto for 

der— that any man among you your deliverance. 

nf^VtnV^^ 81 - Therefore write speedily 

of this to help me in my steward- to Cainnannoch [New York] and 

'tot* <♦ u* «™ *„,^x„ r^^i write according to that which 

iJal S A i?h« 7«« ^w- Knl" sna11 be Stated by my Spirit; 

!?2i' L t^V ™ £% it : and I wil * Boften the hearts of 

s hiD upon yuu. 

74Tuntil he be found a trans- , 82 1 ' 1 Anc * * n *l mU i Ch as l e are 

gressor, and it is manifest before ^ U v m ^^ n L f ^¥ ^ i n * C j&° n 

the council of the order plainly ™£ * w*;* ehold ' I wU1 give you 

that he is an unfaithful and an in ® , , 

'unwise steward. 83 - 1 S iye unto you a promise, 

75. But so long as he is in full that you sna11 be delivered this 
fellowship, and is faithful and once out of your bondage.  
wise in his stewardship, this shall 84. Inasmuch as you obtain a 
be his token unto the treasurer chance to loan money by hun- 
that the treasurer shall not with- dreds, or thousands, even until 
hold. y° u shall loan enough to deliver 

76. But in case of transgres- yourselves from bondage, it is 
sion, the treasurer shall be sub- your privilege. 

ject unto the council and voice of 85. And pledge the properties 

the order. which I have put into your hands, 

77. And in case the treasurer this once, by giving your names 
is found an unfaithful and an un- by common consent or otherwise, 
wise steward, he shall be subject as it shall seem good unto you. 
to the council and voice of the 86. I give unto you this priv- 
order, and shall be removed out ilege, this once; and behold, if 
of his place, and another shall be you proceed to do the things 
appointed in his stead. which I have laid before you, ac- 

78. And again, verily I say cording to my commandments, 
unto you, concerning your debts all these things are mine, and ye 
— behold it is my will that you are my stewards, and the master 
shall "pay all your debts. will not suffer his house to be 

79. And it is my will that you broken up. Even so. Amen. 

t, Luke 16:1 — 12. u, see 2a, sec. 42. 



188 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS. 105. 



SECTION 105. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, on Fishipg 
River, Missouri, June 22, 1834. Mob violence against the Saints in 
Missouri had increased; and organized bodies from several counties 
had declared their intent to destroy the people. The Prophet had come 
from Kirtland, at the head of a party known as Zion's Camp, bringing 
clothing and provisions. While this party was encamped on Fishing 
River the Prophet received this revelation. See History of the Church, 
vol. 2, chaps. 5 to 8 inclusive. For explanation of unusual names see 

heading to Section 78. But for their transgressions the people 

might have been redeemed from their enemies — Unwillingness to im- 
part to the poor condemned — The redemption of Zion deferred — The 
people to appeal to the officers of the law for redress — Lands in Jack- 
son and adjoining counties to be purchased — Endowment to be given 
in the House of the Lord in process of erection at Kirtland — The day 
of calling followed by the day of choosing — The Saints to lift an 
ensign of peace. 

obedience, if it must needs be, by 
the things which they suffer. 

7. I speak not concerning those 
who are appointed to lead my peo- 
ple, who are the first elders of my 
church, for they are not all under 
this condemnation; 

8. But I speak concerning my 
churches abroad — there are many 
who will say: Where is their God? 
Behold, he will deliver them in 
time of trouble, otherwise we will 
not go up unto Zion, and will keep 
our moneys. 

9. Therefore, in consequence 
of the transgressions of my peo- 
ple, it is expedient in me that 
mine elders should 'wait for a 
little season for the redemption 
of Zion — 

10. That they themselves may 
be prepared, and that my people 
may be taught more perfectly, 
and have experience, and know 
more perfectly concerning their 
duty, and the things which I re- 
quire at their hands. 



1. Verily I say unto you who 
have assembled yourselves to- 
gether that you may learn my 
will concerning the Redemption 
of mine afflicted people — 

2. Behold, I say unto you, were 
it not for the transgressions of 
my people, speaking concerning 
the church and not individuals, 
they might have been redeemed 
even now. 

3. But behold, they have not 
learned to be obedient to the 
things which I required at their 
hands, but are full of all manner 
of evil, and do not impart of their 
substance, as becometh saints, to 
the poor and afflicted among 
them; 

4. And are not united accord- 
ing to the 6 union required by the 
law of the celestial kingdom; 

5. And Zion cannot be built up 
unless it is by the principles of 
the law of the celestial kingdom ; 
otherwise I cannot receive her 
unto myself. • 

6. And my people must needs 
be chastened until they learn 



-, see d, sec. 100. b. see a, sec. 51, and b, sec. 78. c, vers. 10 — 19 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 105. 



189 



1 1 . And this cannot be brought 
to pass until mine elders are "en- 
dowed with power from on high. 

12. For behold, I have pre- 
pared a great endowment and 
blessing to be poured out upon 
them, inasmuch as they are faith- 
ful and continue in humility be- 
fore me. 

13. Therefore it is expedient 
In me that mine elders should 
wait for a little season, for the 
redemption of Zion. 

14. For behold, I do not re- 
quire at their hands to 'fight the 
battles of. Zion; for, as I said in 
a former commandment, even so 
will I fulfil — I will fight your bat- 
tles. 

15. Behold, the 'destroyer I 
have sent forth to destroy and 
lay waste mine enemies; and not 
many years hence they shall not 
be left to pollute mine heritage, 
and to blaspheme my name upon 
the lands which I have conse- 
crated for the gathering together 
of my saints. 

16. Behold, I have commanded 
my servant Baurak Ale [Joseph 
Smith, Jun.] to say unto the 
'strength of my house, even my 
warriors, my young men, and 
middle-aged, to gather together 
for the redemption of my people, 
and throw down the towers of 
mine enemies, and scatter their 
watchmen; 

17. But the strength of mine 
house have not hearkened unto 
my words. 

18. But inasmuch as there are 
those who have hearkened unto 
my words, I have prepared a 
blessing and an "endowment for 
them, if they continue faithful. 

19. I have heard their prayers, 
and will accept their offering; 
and it is expedient in me that they 



should be brought thus far for a 
trial of their faith. 

20. And now, verily I say unto 
you, a commandment I give unto 
you, that as many as have come 
up hither, that can stay in the 
region round about, let them 
stay; 

21. And those that cannot stay, 
who have families in the east, let 
them tarry for a little season, in- 
asmuch as my servant Joseph 
shall appoint unto them; 

22. For I will counsel him con- 
cerning this matter, and all things 
whatsoever he shall appoint unto 
them shall be fulfilled. 

23. And let all my people who 
dwell in the regions round about 
be very faithful, and prayerful, 
and humble before me, and re- 
veal not the things which I have 
revealed unto them, until it is 
wisdom in me that they should 
be revealed. 

24. Talk not of judgments, nei- 
ther boast of faith nor of mighty 
works, but carefully gather to- 
gether, as much in one region as 
can be, consistently with the feel- 
ings of the people; 

25. And behold, I will give 
unto you favor and grace in their 
eyes, that you may rest in peace 
and safety, while you are saying 
unto the people: Execute judg- 
ment and justice for us accord- 
ing to law, and *redress us of our 
wrongs. 

26. Now, behold, I say unto 
you, my friends, in this way you 
may find favor in the eyes of the 
people, until the army of Israel 
becomes 'very great. 

27. And I will soften the hearts 
of the people, as I did the heart 
of Pharaoh, from time to time, 
until my servant Baurak Ale 
[Joseph Smith, Jun.] and Ba- 



il, see x, see. 38. e, 98:37. f, see f and g, sec. 1. g, 101:55. 103:22, 
30. h, see x, sec. 38. i, 101:81 — 95. j, ver. 31. 



190 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 106. 



neemy [mine elders], whom I 
have appointed, shall have time 
to gather up the strength of my 
house, 

28. And to have sent wise men, 
to fulfil that which I have com- 
manded concerning the *purchas- 
ing of all the lands in Jackson 
county that can be purchased, 
and in the adjoining counties 
round about. 

29. For it is my will that these 
lands should be purchased; and 
after they are purchased that my 
saints should possess them ac- 
cording to the laws of Consecra- 
tion which I have given. 

30. And after these lands are 
"purchased, I will hold the armies 
of Israel guiltless in taking pos- 
session of their own lands, which 
they have previously purchased 
with their moneys, and of throw- 
ing down the towers of mine en- 
emies that may be upon them, and 
scattering their watchmen, and 
avenging me of mine enemies 
unto the third and fourth genera- 
tion of them that hate me. 

31. But first let my army be- 
come "very great, and let it be 
sanctified before me, that it may 
become "fair as the sun, and clear 
as the moon, and that her ban- 
ners may be terrible unto all na- 
tions; 

32. That the kingdoms of this 
world may be constrained to ac- 
knowledge that the p kingdom of 
Zion is in very deed the kingdom 
of our God and his Christ; there- 
fore, let us become subject unto 
her laws. 



33. Verily I say unto you, it 
is expedient in me that the first 
elders of my church should re- 
ceive their ^endowment from on 
high in my house, which I have 
commanded to be built unto my 
name in the land of Kirtland. 

34. And let those command- 
ments which I have given con- 
cerning Zion and her r law be ex- 
ecuted and fulfilled, after her re- 
demption. 

35. There has been a day of 
calling, but the time has come 
for a day of 'choosing; and let 
those be chosen that are worthy. 

36. And it shall be manifest 
unto my servant, by the voice of 
the Spirit, those that are chosen; 
and they shall be sanctified; 

37. And inasmuch as they fol- 
low the counsel which they re- 
ceive, they shall have power 'after 
many days to accomplish all 
things pertaining to Zion. 

38. And again I say unto you, 
sue for peace, not only to the peo- 
ple that have smitten you, but 
also to all people; 

39. And lift up an ensign of 
peace, and make a proclamation 
of peace unto the ends of the 
earth; 

40. And make proposals for 
peace unto those who have smit- 
ten you, according to the voice of 
the Spirit which is in you, and all 
things shall work together for 
your good. 

41. Therefore, be faithful; and 
behold, and lo, I am with you 
even unto the end. Even so. 
Amen. 



SECTION 106. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 
Ohio, November 25, 1834. Warren A. Cowdery is named as g 

k, see q, sec. 42. 1, see n, sec. 42. m, see n, sec. 42. n, ver. 26. 
o, see i, sec. 5. p, Isa. 60:1 — 5, 11, 12. q, see x, sec. 38. r, sec. 42. •, see 
k, sec. 63. t, see 2s, sec. 101. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 107. 191 

ocal presiding officer — Great blessings promised him on condition of 
lis obedience — Nearness and suddenness of the Lord's future advent. 

1. It is my will that my ser- 5. Therefore, gird up your 
r ant Warren A. Cowdery should loins, that you may be the c chil- 
>e appointed and ordained a pre- dren of light, and that day shall 
iding high priest over my church, not overtake you as a thief. 

n the land of Freedom and the 6. And again, verily I say unto 

egions round about; you> tnere was joy in heaven 

2. And should preach my -ever- wnen my ser vant Warren bowed 
asting gospel, and lift up his to my scepter, and separated him- 
oice and warn the people, not self from tne ft f 

nly in his own place, but in the ? Therefore, blessed is my ser- 

TffiEESTlil. whole time ™nt Warren, for I will have 

o this high and holy calling, mercy on him ; and, notwithstand- 

rhich I now give unto him, seek- }?« * h f e vanlt 7 of Ms heart, I will 

lg diligently the kingdom of lift nim U P inasmuch as he will 

eaven and its righteousness, and humble himself before me. 

11 things necessary shall be 8. And I will give him grace 

dded thereunto; for the laborer and assurance wherewith he may 

3 worthy of his hire. stand; and if he continue to be 

4. And again, verily I say unto a faithful witness and a light 

ou, the 6 comlng of the Lord unto the church I have prepared 

raweth nigh, and it overtaketh a crown for him in the d mansions 

he world as a thief in the night — of my Father. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 107. 



Revelation on Priesthood, given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, 
it Kirtland, Ohio, dated March 28, 1835. On the date named the 
Vwelve met in council, confessing their individual weaknesses and 
hortcomings, expressing repentance, and seeking the further guidance 
>/ the Lord. They were about to separate on missions to districts 

issigned. See History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 209. Distinction 

between the Aaronic and the Melchizedek Priesthoods — The right of 
^residency belongs to the Melchizedek Priesthood — High authority of 
he Presidency of the High Priesthood — The Bishopric as the presidency 
)f the Aaronic Priesthood — Duties of the several quorums and of the 
presiding officers thereof — The Twelve constitute the Traveling Presid- 
ing High Council — The Twelve to ordain evangelical ministers, or 
Patriarchs — Descent of the patriarchal order from Adam to Noah — 
Bishops to be chosen from the High Priesthood unless literal descendants 
of Aaron are made known — The order of Church tribunals — No one in 
the Church exempt from accountability. 

1. There are, in the church, i Melchizedek and Aaronic, includ- 
'two priesthoods, namely, the I ing the Levitical Priesthood. 

a, see b, sec. 18. b, Bee e, sec. 1. c, see e, sec. 1. d, see a, sec. 59. 
Sec. 107: a, sec. 13. 84:6—41. Heb. 6:6—10. 7:1—12. Al. 13:1 — 19. 16:13. 
43:2. He. 8:18. Moro. 3:3. 



192 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 107. 



2. Why the first is called the 
Melchizedek Priesthood is be- 
cause Melchizedek was such a 
great high priest. 

3. Before his day it was called 
the Holy Priesthood, after the Or- 
der of the Son of God. 

4. But out of respect or rev- 
erence to the name of the Su- 
preme Being, to avoid the too 
frequent repetition of his name, 
they, the church, in ancient days, 
called that priesthood after Mel- 
chizedek, or the Melchizedek 
Priesthood. 

5. All other authorities or of- 
fices in the church are *append- 
ages to this priesthood. 

6. But there are two divisions 
or grand heads — one is the Mel- 
chizedek Priesthood, and the 
other is the Aaronic or Levitical 
Priesthood. 

7. The office of an c elder comes 
under the priesthood of Melchiz- 
edek. 

8. The Melchizedek Priesthood 
holds the right of presidency, and 
has power and authority d over all 
the offices in the church in all 
ages of the world, to administer 
in spiritual things. 

9. The Presidency of the High 
Priesthood, after the order of Mel- 
chizedek, have a right to officiate 
in all the offices in the church. 

10. High priests after the or- 
der of the Melchizedek Priest- 
hood have a right to officiate in 
their own standing, under the di- 
rection of the presidency, in ad- 
ministering spiritual things, and 
also in the office of an elder, 
priest (of the Levitical order), 
teacher, deacon, and member. 

11. An elder has a right to 



officiate in his stead when the 
high priest is not present. 

12. The high priest and elder 
are to administer in spiritual 
things, agreeable to the cove- 
nants and commandments of the 
church ; and they have a right to 
officiate in all these offices of the 
church when there are no higher 
authorities present. 

13. The second priesthood is 
called the Priesthood of "Aaron, 
because it was conferred upon 
Aaron and his seed, throughout 
all their generations. 

14. Why it is called the lesser 
priesthood is because it is an 'ap- 
pendage to the greater, or the 
Melchizedek Priesthood, and has 
power in administering outward 
ordinances. 

15. The bishopric is the presi- 
dency of this priesthood, and 
holds the keys or authority of 
the same. 

16. No man has a legal right 
to this office, to hold the keys of 
this priesthood, except he be a 
literal descendant of Aaron. 

17. But as a high priest of the 
Melchizedek Priesthood has au- 
thority to officiate in all the lesser 
offices, he may officiate in the of- 
fice of bishop when no literal de- 
scendant of Aaron can be found, 
provided he is called and set apart 
and ordained unto this power by 
the hands of the 'Presidency of 
the Melchizedek Priesthood. 

18. The power and authority 
of the higher, or Melchizedek 
Priesthood, is to hold the keys of 
all the spiritual blessings of the 
church — 

19. To have^the privilege of 
receiving the ^^mysteries of the 



b, vers. 6 — 20. See a. c, vers. 11, 12, 89. 20:2, 3, 39. 45, 60. 42:12. 48:15. 
46:2. 52:1. 72:5. 73:5. 84:29, 111. 102:5. 124:125, 137, 139, 140. 133:8. 136:41. 
Acts 11:30. 14:23. 15:4. 1 Tim. 5:17. Tit. 1:5. James 5:14. 1 Pet. 5:1. AL 
4:7. 6:1. Moro. 3:1. 4:1. 6:1. d, vers. 64, 65. e, see a. f, ver. 6. 
fiT, 68:15, 19— 24. h, 6:7, 11. 8:11. 10:64. 11:7. 19:8. 28:7. 42:61. 76:7, 114. 
84:19. 97:5. Mark 4:11. Rom. 16:25. Eph. 1:9. Rev. 10:7. 1 Ne. 1:1. 2:11 
10:19. Mos. 1:3. 2:9. Al. 12:9, 10. 26:22. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 107. 



193 



kingdom of heaven, to have the 
'heavens opened unto them, to 
commune with the * general as- 
sembly and church of the First- 
born, and to enjoy the communion 
and *presence of God the Father, 
and Jesus the mediator of the 
new covenant. 

20. The power and authority 
of the lesser, or Aaronic Priest- 
hood, is to hold the keys of the 
'ministering of angels, and to ad- 
minister in outward ordinances, 
the letter of the gospel, the m bap- 
tism of repentance for the remis- 
sion of sins, agreeable to the 
covenants and commandments. 

21. Of necessity there are pres- 
idents, or presiding officers grow- 
ing out of, or appointed of or from 
among those who are ordained to 
the several offices in these two 
priesthoods. 

22. Of the Melchizedek Priest- 
hood, "three Presiding High 
Priests, chosen by the body, ap- 
pointed and ordained to that of- 
fice, and upheld by the confidence, 
faith, and prayer of the church, 
form a quorum of the Presidency 
of the Church. 

23. The twelve traveling coun- 
cilors are called to be the Twelve 
Apostles, or special witnesses of 
the name of Christ in all the 
world — thus differing from other 
officers in the church in the duties 
of their calling. 

24. And they form a quorum, 
°equal in authority and power to 
the three presidents previously 
mentioned. 

25. The Seventy are also called 
to preach the gospel, and to be 
especial witnesses unto the Gen- 
tiles and in all the world — thus 
differing from other officers in 
the church in the duties of their 
calling. 



26. And they form a quorum, 
"equal in authority to that of the 
Twelve special witnesses or Apos- 
tles just named. 

27. And every decision made 
by either of these quorums must 
be by the unanimous voice of the 
same; that is, every member in 
each quorum must be agreed to 
its decisions, in order to make 
their decisions of the same power 
or validity one with the other — 

28. A majority may form a 
quorum when circumstances ren- 
der it impossible to be other- 
wise — 

29. Unless this is the case, 
their decisions are not entitled to 
the same blessings which the de- 
cisions of a quorum of three pres- 
idents were anciently, who were 
ordained after the order of Mel- 
chizedek, and were righteous and 
holy men. 

30. The decisions of these 
quorums, or either of them, are 
to be made in all righteousness, 
in holiness, and lowliness of heart, 
meekness and long-suffering, and 
in faith, and virtue, and knowl- 
edge, temperance, patience, god- 
liness, brotherly kindness and 
charity; 

31. Because the promise is, if 
these things abound in them they 
shall not be unfruitful in the 
knowledge of the Lord. 

32. And in case that any de- 
cision of these quorums is made 
in unrighteousness, it may be 
brought before a general assem- 
bly of the several quorums, which 
constitute the spiritual authori- 
ties of the church; otherwise 
there can be no appeal from their 
decision. 

33. The Twelve are a «Travel- 
ing Presiding High Council, to 
officiate in the name of the Lord, 



1, 84:19 — 24 Ezek. 1:1. Matt. 3:16. Acts 7:56. 10:11. Rev. 4:1. J, Heb. 
12:22—24. k, 84:22 — 24. 1, see k, sec. 6. m, see 1, sec. 5. n, see j, 
sec. 68. o, vers. 36, 37. p, ver. 23. q, 124:139. 



194 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 107. 



under the direction of the Presi- 
dency of the Church, agreeable 
to the institution of heaven; to 
build up the church, and regulate 
all the affairs of the same in all 
nations, 'first unto the Gentiles 
and 'secondly unto the Jews. 

34. The 'Seventy are to act in 
the name of the Lord, under the 
direction of the Twelve or the 
traveling high council, in build- 
ing up the church and regulating 
all the affairs of the same in all 
nations, first unto the Gentiles 
and then to the Jews; 

35. The Twelve being sent out, 
holding the keys, to open the door 
by the proclamation of the gospel 
of Jesus Christ, and first unto the 
Gentiles and then unto the Jews. 

36. The standing high coun- 
cils, at the stakes of Zion, form 
a quorum "equal in authority in 
the affairs of the church, in all 
their decisions, to the quorum of 
the presidency, or to the travel- 
ing high council. 

37. The high council in Zion 
form a quorum "equal in authority 
in the affairs of the church, in all 
their decisions, to the councils of 
the Twelve at the stakes of Zion. 

38. It is the duty of the travel- 
ing high council to call upon the 
w Seventy, when they need assis- 
tance, to fill the several calls for 
preaching and administering the 
gospel, instead of any others. 

39. It is the duty of the Twelve, 
in all large branches of the church, 
to ordain 'evangelical ministers, 
as they shall be designated unto 
them by revelation — 

40. The order of this priest- 
hood was confirmed to be handed 
down from father to son, and 
rightly belongs to the literal de- 
scendants of the chosen seed, to 
whom the promises were made. 



41. This order was instituted 
in the days of Adam, and came 
down by lineage in the following 
manner: 

42. From Adam to Seth, who 
was ordained by Adam at the 
age of sixty-nine years, and was 
blessed by him three years pre- 
vious to his (Adam's) death, and 
received the promise of God by 
his father, that his posterity 
should be the chosen of the Lord, 
and that they should be preserved 
unto the end of the earth; 

43. Because he (Seth) was a 
perfect man, and his likeness was 
the express likeness of his father, 
insomuch that he seemed to he 
like unto his father in all things, 
and could be distinguished from 
him only by his age. 

44. Enos was ordained at the 
age of one hundred and thirty- 
four years and four months, by 
the hand of Adam. 

45. God called upon Cainan in 
the wilderness in the fortieth 
year of his age; and he met Adam 
in journeying to the place She- 
dolamak. He was eighty-seven 
years old when he received his 
ordination. 

46. Mahalaleel was four hun- 
dred and ninety-six years and 
seven days old when he was or- 
dained by the hand of Adam, who 
also blessed him. 

47. Jared was two hundred 
years old when he was ordained 
under the hand of Adam, who 
also blessed him. 

48. Enoch was twenty-five 
years old when he was ordained 
under the hand of Adam; and he 
was sixty-five and Adam blessed 
him. 

49. And he saw the Lord, and 
he walked with him, and was be- 
fore his face continually; and he 



r ( see o, sec. 18. 8, see o, sec. 18. t, vers. 25, 26, 35, 38, 90, 93 — 98. 
124:138 — 140. Num. 11:16, 25. Ezek. 8:11. Luke 10:1, 17. u, ver. 37. t, ver. 
36. w, ver. 34. x. Patriarchs. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 107. 



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talked with God three hundred 
ind sixty-five years, making him 
lour hundred and thirty years 
>ld when he was translated. 

50. Methuselah was one hun- 
Ired years old when he was or- 
lained under the hand of Adam. 

51. Lamech was thirty-two 
jrears old when he was ordained 
under the hand of Seth. 

52. Noah was ten years old 
when he was ordained under the 
hand of Methuselah. 

53. Three years previous to 
the death of Adam, he called 
Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, 
Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, 
who were all 'high priests, with 
the residue of his posterity who 
were righteous, into the valley 
of 'Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there 
bestowed upon them his last 
blessing. 

54. And the Lord aB appeared 
unto them, and they rose up and 
blessed Adam, and called him 
"Michael, the prince, the arch- 
angel. 

55. And the Lord administered 
comfort unto Adam, and said unto 
him: I have set thee to be at the 
head; a multitude of nations 
shall come of thee, and thou art 
a * c prince over them forever. 

56. And Adam stood up in the 
midst of the congregation; and, 
notwithstanding he was bowed 
down with age, being full of the 
Holy Ghost, predicted whatsoever 
should befall his posterity unto 
the 2d latest generation. 

57. These things were all writ- 
ten in the book of Enoch, and are 
to be testified of in due time. 
..{>8. It is the duty of the Twelve, 
*iso, to ordain and set in order 
*Jl the other officers of the church, 
Agreeable to the revelation which 
^ys: 



59. To the church of Christ 
in the land of Zion, in addition 
to the church laws respecting 
church business — 

60. Verily, I say unto you, 
saith the Lord of Hosts, there 
must needs be ^presiding elders 
to preside over those who are of 
the office of an elder; 

61. And also priests to preside 
over those who are of the office 
of a priest; 

62. And also teachers to pre- 
side over those who are of the 
office of a teacher, in like man- 
ner, and also the deacons — 

63. Wherefore, from deacon to 
teacher, and from teacher to 
priest, and from priest to elder, 
severally as they are appointed, 
according to the covenants and 
commandments of the church. 

64. Then comes the 2r High 
Priesthood, which is the greatest 
of all. 

65. Wherefore, it must needs 
be that one be appointed of the 
High Priesthood to preside over 
the priesthood, and he shall be 
called President of the High 
Priesthood of the Church; 

66. Or, in other words, the 
Presiding High Priest over the 
High Priesthood of the Church. 

67. From the same comes the 
administering of ordinances and 
blessings upon the church, by the 
laying on of the hands. 

68. Wherefore, the oflice of a 
bishop is not equal unto it; for 
the 2 "office of a bishop is in ad- 
ministering all temporal things; 

69. Nevertheless a bishop must 
be chosen from the High Priest- 
hood, unless he is a 8 *literal 
descendant of Aaron; 

70. For unless he is a literal 
descendant of Aaron he cannot 
hold the keys of that priesthood. 



?- 9 P. of G. P., Moses 6:7 — 22. 
8:16. ~ ~ 

>,' 90. 



z, see 1, sec. 78. 2a, P. of G. P., Moses 7:4. 
2c, 78:16. Dan. 12:1. 2d, P. of G. P., Moses 6:10. 2e, vers. 
2f, the Melchizedek. 2g, see k, sec. 68. 2h, see k, sec. 68. 



196 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 107. 



71. Nevertheless, a high priest, 
that is, after the order of Mel- 
chizedek, may he set apart 
unto the ministering of temporal 
things, having a knowledge of 
them by the Spirit of truth; 

72. And also to be a judge in 
Israel, to do the business of the 
church, to sit in judgment upon 
transgressors upon testimony as 
it shall be laid before him accord- 
ing to the laws, by the assistance 
of his counselors, whom he has 
chosen or will choose among the 
elders of the church. 

73. This is the duty of a bishop 
who is not a literal descendant of 
Aaron, but has been ordained to 
the High Priesthood after the or- 
der of Melchizedek. 

74. Thus shall he be a judge, 
even a common judge among the 
inhabitants of Zion, or in a stake 
of Zion, or in any branch of the 
church where he shall be set 
apart unto this ministry, until 
the borders of Zion are enlarged 
and it becomes necessary to have 
other bishops or judges in Zion 
or elsewhere. 

75. And inasmuch as there are 
other bishops appointed they shall 
act in the same office. 

76. But a literal descendant of 
Aaron has a legal right to the 
presidency of this priesthood, to 
the keys of this ministry, to act 
in the office of bishop indepen- 
dently, without counselors, ex- 
cept in a case where a President 
of the High Priesthood, after the 
order of Melchizedek, is tried, to 
sit as a judge in Israel. 

77. And the decision of either 
of these councils, agreeable to 
the commandment which says: 

78. Again, verily, I say unto 
you, the most important business 
of the church, and the most diffi- 
cult cases of the church, inasmuch 
as there is not satisfaction upon 



the decision of the bishop or 
judges, it shall be handed over 
and carried up unto the council 
of the church, before the Presi- 
dency of the High Priesthood. 

79. And the Presidency of the 
council of the High Priesthood 
shall have power to call other 
high priests, even twelve, to as- 
sist as counselors; and thus the 
Presidency of the High Priest- 
hood and its counselors shall have 
power to decide upon testimony 
according to the laws of the 
church. 

80. And after this decision it 
shall be had in remembrance no 
more before the Lord; for this is 
the highest council of the church 
of God, and a final decision upon 
controversies in spiritual matters. 

81. There is not any person be- 
longing to the church who is 
exempt from this council of the 
church. 

82. And inasmuch as a Presi- 
dent of the High Priesthood shall 
transgress, he shall be had in re- 
membrance before the common 
council of the church, who shall 
be assisted by twelve counselors 
of the High Priesthood; 

83. And their decision upon 
his head shall be an end of con- 
troversy concerning him. 

84. Thus, none shall be ex- 
empted from the justice and the 
laws of God, that all things may 
be done in order and in solemnity 
before him, according to truth 
and righteousness. 

85. And again, verily I say 
unto you, the duty of a president 
over the office of a deacon is to 
preside over twelve deacons, to 
sit in council with them, and to 
teach them their duty, edifying 
one another, as it is given accord- 
ing to the covenants. 

86. And also the duty of the 
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teachers is to preside over twenty- 
four of the teachers, and to sit in 
council with them, teaching them 
the duties of their office, as given 
in the covenants. 

87. Also the duty of the presi- 
dent over the Priesthood of Aaron 
is to preside over forty-eight 
priests, and sit in council with 
them, to teach them the duties 
of their office, as is given in the 
covenants — 

88. This president is to be a 
bishop; for this is one of the 
duties of this priesthood. 

89. Again, the duty of the 
president over the office of elders 
is to preside over ninety-six eld- 
ers, and to sit in council with 
them, and to teach them accord- 
ing to the covenants. 

90. This presidency is a dis- 
tinct one from that of the seventy, 
and is designed for those who do 
not travel into all the world. 

91. And again, the duty of the 
President of the office of the High 
Priesthood is to preside over the 
whole church, and to be like unto 
Moses — 

92. Behold, here is wisdom; 
yea, to be a 2i seer, a revelator, 
a translator, and a prophet, hav- 
ing all the gifts of God which he 
bestows upon the head of the 
church. 

93. And it is according to the 
vision showing the order of the 
■'Seventy, that they should have 



seven presidents to preside over 
them, chosen out of the number 
of the seventy; 

94. And the seventh president 
of these presidents is to preside 
over the six; 

95. And these seven presidents 
are to choose other seventy be- 
sides the first seventy to whom 
they belong, and are to preside 
over them; 

96. And also other seventy, 
until seven times seventy, if the 
labor in the vineyard of necessity 
requires it. 

97. And these seventy are to 
be traveling ministers, unto the 
Gentiles first and also unto the 
Jews. 

98. Whereas other officers of 
the church, who belong not 
unto the Twelve, neither to the 
Seventy, are not under the re- 
sponsibility to travel among all 
nations, but are to travel as their 
circumstances shall allow, not- 
withstanding they may hold as 
high and responsible offices in 
the church. 

99. Wherefore, now let every 
man learn his duty, and to act in 
the office in which he is ap- 
pointed, in all diligence. 

100. He that is slothful shall 
not be counted worthy to stand, 
and he that learns not his duty 
and shows himself not approved 
shall not be counted worthy to 
stand. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 108. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, 

Ohio, December 26, 1835. Lyman Sherman is commended and 

admonished — His ordination to the office of Elder promised. 

1. Verily thus saith the Lord I Your sins are forgiven you, be- 
unto you, my servant Lyman: 'cause you have obeyed my voice 



14 



21. 21:1. 124:94, 125. 2j, see t. 



198 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 109. 



in coming up hither this morn- 
ing to receive counsel of him 
whom I have appointed. 

2. Therefore, let your soul be 
at rest concerning your spiritual 
standing, and resist no more my 
voice. 

3. And arise up and be more 
careful henceforth in observing 
your vows, which you have made 
and do make, and you shall be 
blessed with exceeding great 
blessings. 

4. Wait patiently until the 
"solemn assembly shall be called 
of my servants, then you shall 
be remembered with the first of 
mine elders, and receive right by 



ordination with the rest of mine 
elders whom I have chosen. 

5. Behold, this is the promise 
of the Father unto you if you 
continue faithful. 

6. And it shall be fulfilled 
upon you in that day that you 
shall have right to preach my 
gospel wheresoever I shall send 
you, from henceforth from that 
time. 

7. Therefore, strengthen your 
brethren in all your conversation, 
in all your prayers, in all your 
exhortations, and in all your 
doings. 

8. And behold, and lo, I am 
with you to bless you and de- 
liver you forever. Amen. 



SECTION 109. 

Prayer offered at the dedication of the Temple at Kirtland, Ohio, 
March 27, 1836. According to the Prophet's written statement, this 
prayer was given to him by revelation. See History of the Church, 
vol 2, p. 410. 



1. Thanks be to thy name, O 
Lord God of Israel, who keepest 
covenant and showest mercy unto 
thy servants who walk upright- 
ly before thee, with all their 
hearts — 

2. Thou who hast a commanded 
thy servants to build a house to 
thy name in this place [Kirt- 
land]. 

3. And now thou beholdest, O 
Lord, that thy servants have 
done according to thy command- 
ment. 

4. And now we ask thee, Holy 
Father, in the name of Jesus 
Christ, the Son of thy bosom, in 
whose name alone salvation can 
be administered to the children 
of men, we ask thee, O Lord, to 
accept of this house, the work- 
manship of the hands of us, thy 



servants, which thou didst com- 
mand us to build. 

5. For thou knowest that we 
have done this work through 
great tribulation; and out of our 
poverty we have given of our 
substance to build a house to thy 
name, that the Son of Man might 
have a place to manifest himself 
to his people. 

6. And as thou hast said in a 
^revelation, given to us, calling 
us thy frifends, saying — Call your 
solemn assembly, as I have com- 
manded you; 

7. And as all have not faith, 
seek ye diligently and teach one 
another words of wisdom; yea, 
seek ye out of the best books 
words of wisdom, seek learning 
even by study and also by faith; 

8. Organize yourselves; pre- 



a. see 2r, sec. 88. Sec. 109: a, see 3s, sec. 88. b, 88:117 — 120 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 109. 



199 



pare every needful thing, and es- 
tablish a house, even a house of 
prayer, a house of fasting, a house 
of faith, a house of learning, a 
bouse of glory, a house of order, 
a house of God; 

9. That your incomings may 
be in the name of the Lord, that 
your outgoings may be in the 
name of the Lord, that all your 
salutations may be in the name 
of the Lord, with uplifted hands 
unto the Most High — 

10. And now, Holy Father, we 
ask thee to assist us, thy people, 
-with thy grace, in calling our 
c solemn assembly, that it may be 
done to thine honor and to thy 
divine acceptance; 

11. And in a manner that we 
may be found worthy, in thy 
sight, to secure a fulfilment of 
the promises which thou hast 
made unto us, thy people, in the 
revelations given unto us; 

12. That thy glory may rest 
down upon thy people, and upon 
this thy house, which we now 
dedicate to thee, that it may be 
sanctified and consecrated to be 
holy, and that thy holy pres- 
ence may be continually in this 
house; 

13. And that all people who 
shall enter upon $he threshold of 
the Lord's house may feel thy 
power, and feel constrained to 
acknowledge that thou hast sanc- 
tified it, and that it is thy house, 
a place of thy holiness. 

14. And do thou grant, Holy 
Father, that all those who shall 
worship in this house may be 
taught words of wisdom out of 
the 'best books, and that they 
may seek learning even by study, 
and also by faith, as thou hast 
said; 

15. And that they may grow up 
in thee, and receive a fulness of 



m mw, ttiiu. recei ve a iuiness or 

c, see 2r, see. 88. d, see c, sec, 
ff, see b, sec. 1. 



the Holy Ghost, and be organized 
according to thy laws, and be 
prepared to obtain every needful 
thing; 

16. And that this house may 
be a house of prayer, a house of 
fasting, a house of faith, a house 
of glory and of God, even thy 
house; 

17. That all the incomings of 
thy people, into this house, may 
be in the name of the Lord; 

18. That all their outgoings 
from this house may be in the 
name of the Lord; 

19. And that all their saluta- 
tions may be in the name of the 
Lord, with holy hands, uplifted 
to the Most High; 

20. And that no 'unclean thing 
shall be permitted to come into 
thy house to pollute it; 

21. And when thy people trans- 
gress, any of them, they may 
speedily repent and return unto 
thee, and find favor in thy sight, 
and be restored to the blessings 
which thou hast ordained to be 
poured out upon those who shall 
reverence thee in thy house. 

22. And we ask thee, Holy Fa- 
ther, that thy servants may go 
forth from this house armed with 
thy power, and that thy name 
may be upon them, and thy 
glory be round about them, and 
thine 'angels have charge over 
them; 

23. And from this place they 
may bear exceedingly great and 
glorious tidings, in truth, unto 
the 'ends of the earth, that they 
may know that this is thy work, 
and that thou hast put forth thy 
hand, to fulfil that which thou 
hast spoken by the mouths of 
the prophets, concerning the last 
days. 

24. We ask thee, Holy Father, 
to establish the people that shall 



55. 



e, 97:16 — 17. f, see c, sec. 7. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 109. 



worship, and honorably hold a 
name and standing in this thy 
house, to all generations and for 
eternity; 

25. That no weapon *formed 
against them shall prosper; that 
he who diggeth a pit for them 
shall fall into the same himself; 

26. That no combination of 
wickedness shall have power to 
rise up and prevail over thy peo- 
ple upon whom thy name shall 
be put in this house; 

27. And if any people shall 
i rise against this people, that 
thine anger be kindled against 
them; 

28. And if they shall smite this 
people thou wilt smite them; 
thou wilt fight for thy people as 
thou didst in the day of battle, 
that they may be delivered from 
the hands of all their enemies. 

2$. We ask thee, Holy Father, 
to confound, and astonish, and to 
bring to 'shame and confusion, 
all those who have spread lying 
reports abroad, over the world, 
against thy servant or servants, 
if they will not repent, when the 
*everlasting gospel shall be pro- 
claimed in their ears; 

30. And that all their works 
may be brought to naught, and 
be swept away by the 'hail, and 
by the judgments which thou wilt 
send upon them in thine anger, 
that there may be an m end to ly- 
ings and slanders against thy peo- 
ple. 

31. For thou knowest, O Lord, 
that thy servants have been in- 
nocent before thee in bearing 
record of thy name, for which 
they have suffered these things. 

32. Therefore we plead be- 
fore thee for a full and com- 
plete deliverance from under this 
yoke; 



33. Break it off, O Lord; break 
it off from the necks of thy ser- 
vants, by thy power, that we may 
rise up in the midst of this gen- 
eration and do thy work. 

34. O Jehovah, have mercy 
upon this people, and as all men 
sin forgive the transgressions of 
thy people, and let them be blot- 
ted out forever. 

35. Let the "anointing of thy 
ministers be sealed upon them 
with power from on high. 

36. Let it be fulfilled upon 
them, as upon those on the day 
of Pentecost; let the *gift of 
tongues be poured out upon thy 
people, even cloven tongues as 
of fire, and the interpretation 
thereof. 

37. And let thy house be filled, 
as with a rushing mighty wind, 
with thy glory. 

38. Put upon thy servants the 
testimony of the covenant, that 
when they go out and proclaim 
thy word they may 'seal up the 
law, and prepare the hearts of ] 
thy saints for all those judgments 
thou art about to send, in thy 
wrath, upon the inhabitants of 
the earth, because of their trans- 
gressions, that thy people may 
not faint in the day of trouble. 

39. And whatsoever city thy 
servants shall erfter, and the peo- 
ple of that city receive their tes- 
timony, let thy peace and thy sal- 
vation be upon that city; that 
they may 'gather out of that city 
the righteous, that they may 
come forth to Zion, or to her 
stakes, the places of thine ap- 
pointment, with songs of ever- 
lasting joy; 

40. And until this be accom- 
plished, let not thy judgments 
fall upon that city. 

41. And whatsoever city thy 



h, Isa. 54:17. Prov. 28:10. i, 98:34 — 38. J f Isa. 28:15—19. Jer. 16:19- 
k, see b, sec. 18. 1, see j. m, 3 Ne. 21:11, 19 — 21. 29:4, 9. Chap. 30. Morm. 
8:21, 41. n. 124:39. o, Acts 2:2 — 12. p, see d, sec. 1. q, see j, sec. 10. 



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201 



servants shall enter, and the peo- 
ple of that city receive not the 
testimony of thy servants, and 
thy servants warn them to save 
themselves from this untoward 
generation, let it he upon that 
sity according to that which thou 
hast spoken by the mouths of thy 
prophets. 

42. But deliver thou, O Jeho- 
vah, we beseech thee, thy servants 
from their hands, and cleanse 
them from their blood. 

43. O Lord, we delight not in 
the destruction of our fellow 
men; their souls are precious be- 
fore thee; 

44. But thy word must be ful- 
filled. Help thy servants to say, 
with thy grace assisting them: 
Thy will be done, O Lord, and not 
ours. 

45. We know that thou hast 
spoken by the mouth of thy 
prophets terrible things concern- 
ing the wicked, in the last days — 
that thou wilt pour out thy judg- 
ments, without measure; 

46. Therefore, O Lord, deliver 
thy people from the calamity of 
the wicked; enable thy servants 
to 'seal up the law, and bind up 
the testimony, that they may be 
prepared against the day of burn- 
ing. 

47. We ask thee, Holy Father, 
to remember those who have been 
driven by the inhabitants of Jack- 
son county, Missouri, from the 
lands of their inheritance, and 
break off, O Lord, this yoke of 
affliction that has been put upon 
them. 

48. Thou knowest, O Lord, 
that they have been greatly op- 
pressed and afflicted by wicked 
men ; and our hearts flow out with 
sorrow because of their grievous 
burdens. 

49.. O Lord, how long wilt thou 



suffer this people to bear this 
affliction, and the cries of their 
innocent ones to ascend up in 
thine ears, and their blood come 
up in testimony before thee, and 
not make a display of thy testi- 
mony in their behalf? 

50. Have mercy, O Lord, upon 
the wicked mob, who have driven 
thy people, that they may cease 
to spoil, that they may repent 
of their sins if repentance is to 
be found; 

51. But if they will not, make 
bare thine arm, O Lord, and 're- 
deem that which thou didst ap- 
point a Zion unto thy people. 

52. And if it cannot be other- 
wise, that the cause of thy people 
may not fail before thee u may 
thine anger be kindled, and thine 
indignation fall upon them, that 
they may be wasted away, hpth 
root and branch, from under 
heaven ; 

53. But inasmuch as they will 
repent, thou art gracious and 
merciful, and wilt turn away thy 
wrath when thou lookest upon 
the face of thine Anointed. 

54. Have mercy, O Lord, upon 
all the nations of the earth; have 
mercy upon the rulers of our 
land; may those principles, which 
were so honorably and nobly de- 
fended, namely, the ^Constitution 
of our land, by our fathers, be 
established forever. 

55. Remember the kings, the 
princes, the nobles, and the great 
ones of the earth, and all people, 
and the qhurches, all the poor, 
the needy, and afflicted ones of 
the earth; 

56. That their hearts may he 
softened when thy servants shall 
go out from thy house, O Je- 
hovah, to bear testimony of thy 
name; that their prejudices may 
give way before the truth, and 



r, see f and g, sec. 1. 
u, 105:14, 15. Ps. 68:1 — 3. 



s, see d, sec. 1. t, see d, sec. 103. Isa. 1:27. 
v, see a, sec. 44. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 109. 



thy people may obtain favor in 
the eight of all; 

57. That all the ends of the 
earth may know that we, thy ser- 
vants, have "heard thy voice, and 
that thou hast sent us; 

5S. That from among all these, 
thy servants, the sons of Jacob, 
may gather out the righteous to 
build a 'holy city to thy name, as 
thou hast commanded them. 

59. We ask thee to appoint 
unto Zion other ''stakes besides 
this one which thou hast ap- 
pointed, that the gathering of thy 
people may roll on in great power 
and majesty, that thy work may 
he cut short in righteousness. 

60. Now these words, Lord, 
we have spoken before thee, con- 
cerning the revelations and com- 
mandments which thou hastgiven 
unto ua, who are identified with 
the Gentiles. 

61. But thouknowest that thou 
hast a great love for the children 
of Jacob, who have been scattered 
upon the mountains for a long 
time, in a cloudy and dark day. 

62. We therefore ask thee to 
have mercy upon the children of 
Jacob, that Jerusalem, from 'this 
liour, may begin to bo redeemed; 

63. And the yoke of bondage 
may begin to be broken off from 
the house of David; 

64. And the children of Judah 
may begin to return to the lands 
which thou didst give to Abra- 
ham, their father. 

65. And cause that the "rem- 
nants of Jacob, who have been 
cursed and smitten because of 
their transgression, be converted 
from their wild and savage con- 
dition to the fulness of the ever- 
lasting gospel; 

6B. That they may lay down 
their weapons of bloodshed, and 
(ease their rebellions. 



67. And may all the scattered 
remnants of Israel, who haie 
been driven to the ends of the 
earth, come to a knowledge of lb 
truth, believe In the Messiah, 8 
be redeemed from oppression, aci 
rejoice before thee. 

88. O Lord, remember thy ser- 
vant, Joseph Smith, Jun., and all 
his afflictions and persecutions- 
how he has covenanted with Je- 
hovah, and vowed to thee, C 
Mighty God of Jacob — and tbe 
commandments which thou hast 
given unto him, and that be hath 
sincerely striven to do thy will. 

69. Have mercy, O Lord, upon 
his wife and children, that the; 
may be exalted in thy presence, 
and preserved by thy fostering 

70. Have mercy upon all their 
immediate connections, that their 
prejudices may be broken up and 
swept away as with a, flood; that 
they may be converted and re- 
deemed with Israel, and know 
that thou art God. 

71. Remember, O Lord, the 
presidents, even all the presi- 
dents of thy church, that thy 
right hand may exalt them, wita 
all their families, and their im- 
mediate connections, that their 
names may be perpetuated and 
had in everlasting remembrance 
from generation to generation. 

72. Remember all thy church, 
O Lord, with all their families, 
and all their Immediate connec- 
tions, with all their sick and 
afflicted ones, with all the poor 
and meek of the earth; that the 
"kingdom, which thou hast set 
up without bands, may become a 
great mountain and fill the whole 

73. That thy "church mnv 
come forth out of the wilderness 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 110. 



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of darkness, and shine forth "f air 
as the moon, clear as the sun, and 
terrible as an army with banners; 

74. And be adorned as a bride 
for that day when thou shalt 
**unveil the heavens, and cause 
the 2 'mountains to flow down at 
thy presence, and the valleys to 
be exalted, the rough places made 
smooth; that thy glory may fill 
the earth; 

75. That when the trump shall 
sound 8 'for the dead, we shall be 
caught up in the cloud to meet 
thee, that we may ever be with 
the Lord; 

76. That our garments may be 
pure, that we may be clothed 
upon with robes of righteousness, 
with palms in our hands, and 
crowns of glory upon our heads, 
and reap eternal joy for all our 
sufferings. 

77. O Lord God Almighty, 
hear us in these our petitions, 



and answer us from heaven, thy 
holy habitation, where thou sit- 
test enthroned, with glory, honor, 
power, majesty, might, dominion, 
truth, justice, judgment, mercy, 
and an infinity of fulness, from 
everlasting to everlasting. 

78. O hear, O hear, O hear us, 
O Lord! And answer these peti- 
tions, and accept the dedication 
of this house unto thee, the work 
of our hands, which we have built 
unto thy name; 

79. And also this church, to 
put upon it thy name. And help 
us by the power of thy Spirit, 
that we may mingle our voices 
with those bright, shining seraphs 
around thy throne, with acclama- 
tions of praise, singing Hosanna 
to God and the Lamb! 

80. And let these, thine 
"anointed ones, be clothed with 
salvation, and thy saints shout 
aloud for joy. Amen, and Amen. 



SECTION 110. 



Visions manifested to Joseph Smith the Prophet, and Oliver 
Cowdery, in the Temple at Kirtland, Ohio, April 3, 1836. The occa- 
sion was that of a Sabbath day meeting. The Prophet prefaces his 
record of the manifestations with these words: In the afternoon, I 
assisted the other presidents in distributing the Lord's Supper to the 
Church, receiving it from the Twelve, whose privilege it was to officiate 
at the sacred desk this day. After having performed this service to 
my brethren, I retired to the pulpit, the veils being dropped, and bowed 
myself, with Oliver Cowdery, in solemn and silent prayer. After rising 
from prayer, the following vision was opened to both of us. Per- 
sonal manifestations of the Lord Jesus Christ — His acceptance of the 
Temple — Visitation by Moses and his commitment of the keys of the 
gathering — Visitation by Elias and his conferment of authority — Visita- 
tion by Elijah in direct fulfilment of Malachi's prediction. 



1. The "veil was taken from 
our minds, and the eyes of our 
understanding were opened. 

2. We *saw the Lord standing 



upon the breastwork of the pul- 
pit, before us; and under his feet 
was a paved work of pure gold, 
in color like amber. 



2d, see 1, sec. 6. 2e, see e, sec. 1. 2f, 133:44. 2gr, see m, sec. 29. 

2h, ver. 36. 124:39. Sec. 110: a, Isa. 25:7. b, see o, sec. 50. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 111. 



3. His eyes were as a flame of 
fire; the hair of his head was 
white like the pure snow; his 
countenance shone above the 
brightness of the sun; and his 
voice was as the sound of the 
rushing of great waters, even the 
voice of Jehovah, saying: 

4. I am the first and the last; 
I am he who liveth, I am he who 
was slain; I am your c advocate 
with the Father. 

5. Behold, your sins are for- 
given you; you are clean before 
me; therefore, lift up your heads 
and rejoice. 

6. Let the hearts of your breth- 
ren rejoice, and let the hearts of 
all my people rejoice, who have, 
with their might, built this house 
to my name. 

7. For behold, I have accepted 
this house, and my name shall be 
here; and I will manifest myself 
to my people in mercy in this 
house. 

8. Yea, I will ^appear unto my 
servants, and speak unto them 
with mine own voice, if my people 
will keep my commandments, and 
do not pollute this holy house. 

9. Yea the hearts of thousands 
and tens of thousands shall great- 
ly rejoice in consequence of the 
blessings which shall be poured 
out, and the 'endowment with 
which my servants have been en- 
dowed in this house. 

10. And the fame of this house 
shall spread to foreign lands ; and 
this is the beginning of the bless- 



ing which shall be poured out 
upon the heads of my people. 
Even so. Amen. 

11. After this vision closed, 
the heavens were again opened 
unto us; and Moses appeared be- 
fore us, and committed unto us 
the 'keys of the gathering of 
Israel from the four parts of the 
earth, and the leading of the 
'ten tribes from the land of the 
north. 

12. After this, *Elias appeared, 
and committed the dispensation 
of the gospel of Abraham, say- 
ing that in us and *our seed all 
generations after us should be 
blessed. 

1 3 . After this vision had closed, 
another great and glorious vision 
burst upon us; for 'Elijah the 
prophet, who was taken to heaven 
without tasting death, stood be- 
fore us, and said: 

14. Behold, the time has fully 
come, which was spoken of by 
the mouth of Malachi — testify- 
ing that he [Elijah] should be 
sent, before the great and dread- 
ful day of the Lord come — 

15. To turn the hearts of the 
^fathers to the children, and the 
children to the fathers, lest the 
whole earth be smitten with a 
curse — 

16. Therefore, the keys of this 
dispensation are committed into 
your hands; and by this ye may 
know that the great and dread- 
ful day of the Lord is 'near, even 
at the doors. 



SECTION 111. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Salem, 
Massachusetts, August 6, 1836. The Prophet with one of his Coun- 
selors and two other Elders had journeyed from Kirtland, Ohio, to 
Salem , Massachusetts; and, at their destination had entered upon the 

c, see c, sec. 45. d, see o, sec. 50. e, see x, sec. 38. f, see k, sec 6. 
45:43. 133:13. g, 133:26. h, see g, sec. 27. i, 124:57, 58. J, see a, sec. 
2. k, see c, see. 2. 1, see e, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 112. 205 

work of teaching the people from house to house, and preaching publicly 
as opportunity presented. See History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 

463. Directions for further labor — The Lord's assurances as to 

Zion. 

1. I, the Lord your God, am about your "debts, for I will give 
not displeased with your coming you power to pay them. 

this journey, notwithstanding 6. Concern not yourselves 

your follies. about Zion, for I will deal merci- 

2. I have much treasure in this f ully with her. 

city for you, for the benefit of ^ 7 - Tarry in th j s P lac x e » and ln 

Zion, and many people in this the regions round about; 

city, whom I will gather out in 8 - 4,? d * h ® P^ce where it is 

due time for the benefit of Zion, % Jf£ ffiilKfinffi 

through your instrumentality unto b ihe « r 

3. Therefore it is expedient f my Spirit, that shall flow unto 
that you should form acquain- you 

tance with men in this city, as 9' Tnis p i ace you may btain 

you shall be led, and as it shall by nire# And i nqu ire diligently 

be given you. concerning the more ancient in- 

4. And it shall come to pass in habitants and founders of this 
due time that I will give this city; 

city into your hands, that you 10. For there are more treas- 

shall have power over it, inso- ures than one for you in this city, 

much that they shall not discover n. Therefore, be ye as wise as 

your secret parts; and its wealth serpents and yet without sin; and 

pertaining to gold and silver shall 1 will order all things for your 

be yours. good, as fast as ye are able to 

5. Concern not yourselves receive them. Amen. 



SECTION 112. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, to Thomas 
B. Marsh, at Kirtland, Ohio, July 23, 1837. The word of the Lord 
unto Thomas B. Marsh, concerning the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb. 
The Prophet records that this revelation was received on the day on 
which the Gospel was first preached in England. Thomas B. Marsh 

was at this time president of the quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 

The Twelve to send the gospel abroad among all nations — They are to 
act under the direction of the First Presidency — Others may be author- 
ized by the Twelve for ministry among the nations — The keys of power 
in the Priesthood committed to the First Presidency and the Twelve — 
The present designated as the dispensation of the fulness of times. 



1. Verily thus saith the Lord 
unto you my servant Thomas: I 
have heard thy prayers; and 



thine alms have come up as a 
memorial before me, in behalf of 
those, thy brethren, who were 



64:27 — 29. See 2a, sec. 42. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 112. 



chosen to bear testimony of my 
name and to a send it abroad 
among all nations, kindreds, 
tongues, and people, and ordained 
through the instrumentality of 
my servants. 

2. Verily I say unto you, there 
have been some few things in 
thine heart and with thee with 
which I, the Lord, was not well 
pleased. 

3. Nevertheless, inasmuch as 
thou hast abased thyself thou 
shalt be exalted; therefore, all 
thy sins are forgiven thee. 

4. Let thy heart be of good 
cheer before my face; and thou 
shalt bear record of my name, 
not only unto the Gentiles, but 
also unto the Jews; and thou 
shalt send forth my word unto 
the ends of the earth. 

5. Contend thou, therefore, 
morning by morning; and day 
after day let thy warning voice 
go forth; and when the night 
cometh let not the inhabitants of 
the earth slumber, because of thy 
speech. 

6. Let thy habitation be known 
in Zion, and remove not thy 
house; for I, the Lord, have a 
great work for thee to do, in pub- 
lishing my name among the chil- 
dren of men. 

7. Therefore, gird up thy loins 
for the work. Let thy feet be 
shod also, for thou art chosen, 
and thy path lieth among the 
mountains, and among many na- 
tions. 

8. And by thy word many high 
ones shall be brought low, and 
by thy word many low ones shall 
be exalted. 

9. Thy voice shall be a rebuke 
unto the transgressor; and at thy 
rebuke let the tongue of the slan- 
derer cease its perverseness. 

10. Be thou humble; and the 



Lord thy God shall lead thee by 
the hand, and give thee answer 
to thy prayers. 

11. I know thy heart, and have 
heard thy prayers concerning thy 
brethren. Be not partial towards 
them in love above many others, 
but let thy love be for them as for 
thyself; and let thy love abound 
unto all men, and unto all who 
love my name. 

12. And pray for thy brethren 
of the Twelve. Admonish them 
sharply for my name's sake, and 
let them be admonished for all 
their sins, and be ye faithful be- 
fore me unto my name. 

13. And after their tempta- 
tions, and much tribulation, be- 
hold, I, the Lord, will feel after 
them, and if they harden not 
their hearts, and stiffen not their 
necks against me, they shall be 
converted, and I will heal them. 

14. Now, I say unto you, and 
what I say unto you, I say unto 
all the ^Twelve: Arise and gird 
up your loins, take up your cross, 
follow me, and feed my sheep. 

15. Exalt not' yourselves; rebel 
not against my servant Joseph; 
for verily I say unto you, I am 
with him, and my hand shall be 
over him; and the c keys which 
I have given unto him, and also 
to youward, shall not be taken 
from him till I come. 

16. Verily I say unto you, my 
servant Thomas, thou art the man 
whom I have chosen to hold the 
keys of my kingdom, as pertain- 
ing to the Twelve, abroad among 
all nations — 

17. That thou mayest be my 
servant to unlock the door of the 
kingdom in all places where my 
servant Joseph, and my servant 
Sidney, and my servant Hyrum, 
cannot come; 

18. For on them have I laid 



a, see q, sec. 18. b, Matt. 16:24. John 21:15—17. c. Bee b, sec. 28. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 112. 



207 



the burden of all the churches 
for a little season. 

19. Wherefore, whithersoever 
they shall send you, go ye, and I 
will be with you; and in whatso- 
ever place ye shall proclaim my 
name an effectual door shall be 
opened unto you, that they may 
receive my word. 

20. Whosoever receiveth my 
word receiveth me, and whoso- 
ever receiveth me, receiveth 
those, the First Presidency, whom 
I have sent, whom I have made 
counselors for my name's sake 
unto you. 

21. And again, I say unto you, 
that whosoever ye shall send in 
my name, by the voice of your 
brethren, the Twelve, duly recom- 
mended and authorized by you, 
shall have d power to open the 
door of my kingdom unto any 
nation whithersoever ye shall 
send them — 

22. Inasmuch as they shall 
humble themselves before me, 
and abide in my word, and heark- 
en to the voice 'of my Spirit. 

23. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, 'darkness covereth the earth, 
and gross darkness the minds of 
the people, and 'all flesh has be- 
come corrupt before my face. 

24. Behold, 'vengeance Com- 
eth speedily upon the inhabitants 
of the earth, a day of wrath, a 
day of burning, a day of desola- 
tion, of weeping, of mourning, 
and of lamentation; and as a 
whirlwind it shall come upon all 
the face of the earth, saith the 
Lord. 

25. And upon my house *shall 
it begin, and from my house shall 
it go forth, saith the Lord; 

26. First among those among 
you, saith the Lord, who have 
professed to know my name and 



have not known me, and have 
blasphemed against me in the 
midst of my house, saith the 
Lord. 

27. Therefore, see to it that 
ye trouble not yourselves con- 
cerning the affairs of my church 
in this place, saith the Lord. 

28. But purify your hearts be- 
fore me; and then *go ye into all 
the world, and preach my gospel 
unto every creature who has not 
received it; 

29. And 'he that believeth and 
is baptized shall be saved, and he 
that believeth not, and is not bap- 
tized, shall be damned. 

30. For unto you, the Twelve, 
and those, the First Presidency, 
who are appointed with you to 
be your counselors and your lead- 
ers, is the power of this priest- 
hood given, for the last days and 
for the last time, in the which is 
the ^dispensation of the fulness of 
times. 

31. Which power you hold, in 
connection with all those who 
have received a dispensation at 
any time from the beginning of 
the creation; 

32. For verily I say unto you, 
the 'keys of the dispensation, 
which ye have received, have 
come down from the fathers, and 
last of all, being sent down from 
heaven unto you. 

33. Verily I say unto you, be- 
hold how great is your calling. 
Cleanse your hearts and your gar- 
ments, lest the blood of this 
generation be required at your 
hands. 

34. Be faithful until I come, 
for I "come quickly; and my re- 
ward is with me to recompense 
every man according as his work 
shall be. I am Alpha and Omega. 
Amen. 



d, 107:34, 35, 38, 95 — 98. e, Isa. 60:2. f, 38:10 — 12. g t see t and gr. 

sec. 1. h, 1 Pet. 4:17, 18. i, see q, sec. 18. j, see q, sec. 20. k, see n, 
sec. 27. 1, see k, sec. 6. m, see e, sec. 1. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 113, 114. 



SECTION 113. 

Answers to certain questions on Scripture, given by Joseph Smith 
the Prophet, March, 1838. 



1. Who is the Stem of Jesse 
spoken of in the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 
and 5 th verses of the 11th chap- 
ter of Isaiah? 

2. Verily thus saith the Lord: 
It is Christ. 

3. What is the rod spoken of 
in the first verse of the 11th 
chapter of Isaiah, that should 
come of the Stem of Jesse? 

4. Behold, thus saith the Lord: 
It is a servant in the hands of 
Christ, who is partly a descendant 
of Jesse as well as of Ephraim, 
or of the house of Joseph, on 
whom there is laid much power. 

5. What is the root of Jesse 
spoken of in the 10th verse of 
the 11th chapter? 

6. Behold, thus saith the Lord, 
it is a descendant of Jesse, as well 
as of Joseph, unto whom rightly 
belongs the priesthood, and the 
keys of the kingdom, for an "en- 
sign, and for the gathering of my 
people in the last days. 

7. Questions by Elias Higbee: 
What is meant by the command 
in Isaiah, 5 2d chapter, 1st verse, 



which saith: Put on thy strength, 
O Zion — and what people had 
Isaiah reference to? 

8. He had reference to those 
whom God should call in the last 
days, who should hold the power 
of priesthood to bring again Zion, 
and the redemption of Israel; 
and to put on her strength is to 
put on the authority of the priest- 
hood, which she, Zion, has a right 
to by lineage; also to return to 
that power which she had lost. 

9. What are we to understand 
by Zion loosing herself from the 
bands of her neck; 2d verse? 

10. We are to understand that 
the scattered ^remnants are ex- 
horted to return to the Lord from 
whence they have fallen; which 
if they do, the promise of the 
Lord is that he will speak to 
them, or give them revelation. 
See the 6th, 7th, and 8th verses. 
The bands of her neck are the 
curses of God upon her, or the 
remnants of Israel in their scat* 
tered condition among the Gen- 
tiles. 



SECTION 114. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Far West, 
Missouri, April 17, 1838. Directions to David W. Patten — Posi- 
tions occupied by the unfaithful to be given to others. 



1. Verily thus saith the Lord: 
It is wisdom in my servant David 
W. Patten, that he settle up all 
his business as soon as he pos- 
sibly can, and make a disposition 
of his merchandise, that he may 
perform a mission unto me next 
spring, in company with others, 
even twelve including himself, to 



testify of my name and bear glad 
tidings unto all the world. 

2. For verily thus saith the 
Lord, that inasmuch as there are 
those among you who - deny my 
name, others shall be planted in 
their stead and receive their 
bishopric. Amen. 



a, see i, sec. 45. b, see d, sec. 87. Sec. 114: a, 118:1, 6. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 115. 



209 



SECTION 115. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Far West, 
Missouri, April 26, 1838, making known the will of God concerning 
the building up of that place, and of the Lord's House, This revela- 
tion is addressed to the presiding officers of the Church, The 

official name, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, con- 
firmed by the Lord — Far West to be a holy and consecrated place — 
Commandment to build a house of the Lord there — The First Presi- 
dency not to incur debts for the building of a house unto the Lord, 



1. Verily thus saith the Lord 
unto you, my servant Joseph 
Smith, Jun., and also my servant 
Sidney Rigdon, and also my ser- 
vant Hyrum Smith, and your 
counselors who are and shall be 
appointed hereafter; 

2. And also unto you, my ser- 
vant Edward Partridge, and his 
counselors; 

3. And also unto my faithful 
servants who are of the high 
council of my church in Zion, for 
thus it shall be called, and unto 
all the elders and people of my 
"Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints, scattered abroad in 
all the world; 

4. For thus shall my church be 
called in the last days, even The 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day "Saints. 

5. Verily I say unto you all: 
Arise and shine forth, that thy 
light may be a "standard for the 
nations; 

6. And that the gathering to- 
gether upon the land of Zion, and 
upon her stakes, may be for a 
'defense, and for a refuge from 
the storm, and from wrath when 
it shall be 'poured out without 
mixture upon the whole earth. 

7. Let the city, Far West, be 
a holy and consecrated land unto 
me; and it shall be called most 



holy, for the ground upon which 
thou standest is holy. 

8. Therefore, I command you 
to build a house unto me, for the 
gathering together of my saints, 
that they may worship me. 

9. And let there be a beginning 
of this work, and a foundation, 
and a preparatory work, this fol- 
lowing summer; 

10. And let the beginning be 
made on the fourth day of July 
next; and from that time forth 
let my people labor diligently to 
build a house unto my name; 

11. And in one year from this 
day let them 're-commence lay- 
ing the foundation of my house. 

12. Thus let them from that 
time forth labor diligently until 
it shall be finished, from the cor- 
ner stone thereof unto the top 
thereof, until there shall not any- 
thing remain that is not finished. 

13. Verily I say unto you, let 
not my servant Joseph, neither 
my servant Sidney, neither my 
servant Hyrum, get in debt any 
more for the building of a house 
unto my name; 

14. But let a house be built 
unto my name according to the 
"pattern which I will show unto 
them. 

15. And if my people build it 
not according to the pattern 



a, see a, sec. 1. b, 45:45. 63:34. 64:30. 76:29. 84:2, 4. 88:107. 103:7. 
104:15. 105:29. 121:33. Deut. 33:2, 3. Ps. 50:5. 89:7. Dan. 7:18, 22, 27. Acts 
0:13. 1 Cor. 1:2. 2 Thess. 1:10. Jude 14. Rev. 5:8. 17:6. 20:9. 1 Ne. 14:12. 
2 Ne. 9:18. 28:10. Moro. 8:26. c, see i, sec. 45. d, 45:62 — 71. e, see f 
and g, sec. 1. f, 124:49 — 54. g, see f. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 116, 117. 



which I shall show unto their 
presidency, I will not accept it at 
their hands. 

16. But if my people do build 
it according to the pattern which 
I shall show unto their presi- 
dency, even my servant Joseph 
and his counselors, then I will 
accept it at the hands of my peo- 
ple. 

17. And again, verily I say 
unto you, it is my will that the 
city of Far West should be built 



up speedily by the gathering of 
my saints; 

18. And also that other places 
should be appointed for stakes in 
the regions round about, as they 
shall be manifested unto my ser- 
vant Joseph, from time to time. 

19. For behold, I will be with 
him, and I will sanctify him be- 
fore the people; for unto him 
have I given the *keys of this 
kingdom and ministry. Even so. 
Amen. 



SECTION 116. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, near Wight's 
Ferry, at a place called Spring Hill, Daviess County, Missouri, May 
19, 1838, wherein Spring Hill is named by the Lord: 

°Adam-ondi-Ahman, because, said he, it is the place where Adam 
shall come to visit his people, or the "Ancient of Days shall sit, as 
spoken of by Daniel the prophet. 



SECTION 117. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Far West, 
Missouri, July 8, 1838, concerning the immediate duties of certain 
Elders, William Marks, Newel K. Whitney, Oliver Granger. Im- 
perative commands — What is property unto the Lord? 



1. Verily thus saith the Lord 
unto my servant William Marks, 
and also unto my servant Newel 
K. Whitney, let them settle up 
their business speedily and jour- 
ney from the land of Kirtland, 
before I, the Lord, send again the 
snows upon the earth. 

2. Let them awake, and arise, 
and come forth, and not tarry, 
for I, the Lord, command it. 

3. Therefore, if they tarry it 
shall not be well with them. 

4. Let them repent of all their 
sins, and of all their covetous de- 
sires, before me, saith the Lord; 



for what is property unto me? 
saith the Lord. 

5. Let the properties of Kirt- 
land be turned out for debts, 
saith the Lord. Let them go, 
saith the Lord, and whatsoever 
remaineth, let it remain in your 
hands, saith the Lord. 

6. For have I not the fowls of 
heaven, and also the fish of the 
sea, and the beasts of the moun- 
tains? Have I not made the 
earth? Do I not hold the des- 
tinies of all the armies of the 
nations of the earth? 

7. Therefore, will I not make 



h, see k, sec. 6. Sec. 116: a, see 1, sec. 78. b, Dan. 7:9 — 14. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 118. 



211 



•solitary places to bud and to 
blossom, and to bring forth in 
abundance? saith the Lord. 

8. Is there not room enough 
on the "mountains of Adam-ondi- 
Ahman, and on the plains of 
Olaha Shinehah, or the land, 
where Adam dwelt, that you 
should covet that which is but the 
drop, and neglect the more 
weighty matters? 

9. Therefore, come up hither 
unto the land of my people, even 
Zion. 

10. Let my servant William 
Marks be faithful over a few 
things, and he shall be a ruler 
over many. Let him preside in 
the midst of my people in the 
city of Far West, and let him be 
blessed with the blessings of my 
people. 

11. Let my servant Newel K. 
Whitney be ashamed of the c Nico- 
laitane band and of all their 
secret abominations, and of all 
his littleness of soul before me, 
saith the Lord, and come up to 
the land of d Adam-ondi-Ahman, 
and be a bishop unto my people, 
saith the Lord, not in name but 
In deed, saith the Lord. 

12. And again, I say unto you, 



I remember my servant Oliver 
Granger; behold, verily I say unto 
him that his name shall be had 
in sacred remembrance from gen- 
eration to generation, forever and 
ever, saith the Lord. 

13. Therefore, let him con- 
tend earnestly for the redemption 
of the First Presidency of my 
Church, saith the Lord; and when 
he falls he shall rise again, for 
his sacrifice shall be more sacred 
unto me than his increase, saith 
the Lord. 

14. Therefore, let him come 
up hither speedily, unto the land 
of Zion; and in the due time he 
shall be made a merchant unto 
my name, saith the Lord, for the 
benefit of my people. 

15. Therefore let no man de- 
spise my servant Oliver Granger, 
but let the blessings of my people 
be on him forever and ever. 

16/ And again, verily I say unto 
you, let all my servants in the 
land of Kirtland remember the 
Lord their God, and mine house 
also, to keep and preserve it holy, 
and to overthrow the money- 
changers in mine own due time, 
saith the Lord. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 118. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Far West, 
Missouri, July 8, 1838, in response to the supplication: Show us thy 

Kill, O Lord, concerning the Twelve, Commandment given to fill 

the places of those who had fallen — Future mission of the Twelve 
beyond the seas — Date of their departure fixed. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord: 
Let a conference be held im- 
mediately; let the Twelve be or- 
ganized ; and let men be appointed 
to 'supply the place of those who 
are fallen. 

2. Let my servant Thomas re- 



a, Isa 35:1, 2. b, see 1, sec. 78. 
3*c. 118: a, ver. 6. 114:2. 



main for a season in the land of 
Zion, to publish my word. 

3. Let the residue continue to 
preach from that hour, and if 
they will do this in all lowliness 
of heart, in meekness and hu- 
mility, and long-suffering, I, the 



c, Rev. 2:6, 15. d, see 1, sec. 78. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 119, 120. 



Lord, give unto them a promise 
that I will provide for their fam- 
ilies; and an effectual door shall 
be opened for them, from hence- 
forth. 

4. And next spring let them 
depart to go over the great wa- 
ters, and there promulgate my 
gospel, the fulness thereof, and 
bear record of my name. 

5. Let them take leave of my 
saints in the city of Far West, on 



the *twenty-sixth day of April 
next, on the building-spot of my 
house, saith the Lord. 

6. Let my servant John Tay- 
lor, and also my servant John & 
Page, and also my servant Wfl- 
ford Woodruff, and also my ser- 
vant Willard Richards, be ap- 
pointed r to fill the places of those 
who have fallen, and be officially 
notified of their appointment. 



SECTION 119. 






Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Far West, 
Missouri, July 8, 1838, in answer to the supplication : Lord, shot 
unto thy servants how much thou requirest of the properties of ftjf 
people for a tithing. 

1. Verily, thus saith the Lord, 



I require °all their surplus prop- 
erty to be put into the hands of 
the bishop of my church in Zion, 

2. For the building of mine 
house, and for the laying of the 
foundation of Zion and for the 
priesthood, and for the debts of 
the Presidency of my Church. 

3. And this shall be the be- 
ginning of the tithing of my peo- 
ple. 

4. And after that, those who 
have thus been tithed shall pay 
c one-tenth of all their interest 
annually; and this shall be a 
standing law unto them forever, 
for my holy priesthood, saith the 
Lord. 



5. Verily I say unto you, it 
shall come to pass that all those 
who gather unto the land of Zion 
shall be tithed of their 'surplus 
properties, and shall observe this 
law, or they shall not be found 
worthy to abide among you. 

6. And I say unto you, if my 
people observe not this law, to 
keep it holy, and by this law 
sanctify the land of Zion unto 
me, that my statutes and my 
judgments may be kept thereon, 
that it may be most holy, behold, 
verily I say unto you, it shall not 
be a land of Zion unto you. 

7. And this shall be an ensam- 
ple unto 'all the stakes of Zion. 
Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 120. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Far West, 
Missouri, July 18, 1838. making known the disposition of the properties 
tithed as named in the preceding revelation, Section 119. 

b, see f, sec. 115. c, ver. 1. 114:2. Sec. 119: a, see n, sec. 42. 
b, see n, sec. 42. c, 64:23. 97:11, 12. Gen. 14:20. Lev. 27:30 — 32. Num. 
18:21, 24, 26, 28. Deut. 12:6, 11, 17. 14:23, 28. 26:12. 2 Chron. 31:5, 6, 12. 
Neh. 10:37, 38. 12:44. 13:5, 12. Matt. 23:23. Luke 11:42. 18:12. Amos 4:4. 
Mai. 3:8, 10. Heb. 7:5, 6, 8, 9. e, see n, sec. 42. f» see e, sec. 82. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 121. 



213 



Verily, thus saith the Lord, 
the time is now come, that ft 
shall he disposed of hy a council, 
composed of the First Presidency 
of my Church, and of the bishop 



•and his council, and hy my high 
council; and by mine own voice 
unto them, saith the Lord. Even 
so. Amen. 



SECTION 121. 

Prayer and Prophecies, written by Joseph Smith the Prophet, 
while a prisoner in the jail at Liberty, Missouri, dated March 20, 1839. 
The Prophet with several companions had been months in prison. 
Their petitions and appeals directed to the executive officers and the 
judiciary had failed to bring them relief. See History of the Church, 

vol. 3, p. 289. Fervent appeals to the Lord in behalf of the suffer- 

ing Saints — The curse of the Lord to fall upon those who contend 
against his will — Men though called may not be chosen — The rights of 
the Priesthood inseparably connected with the powers of heaven — Un- 
righteous exercise of the powers of the Priesthood leads to apostasy — 
Powers of the Priesthood to be exercised in justice and mercy. 



1. O God, where art thou? 
And where is the pavilion that 
covereth thy "hiding place? 

2. How long shall thy hand be 
stayed, and thine eye, yea thy 
pure eye, behold from the eternal 
heavens the wrongs of thy peo- 
ple and of thy servants, and thine 
ear be penetrated with their 
cries? 

3. Yea, O Lord, how long shall 
they suffer these wrongs and un- 
lawful oppressions, before thine 
heart shall be softened toward 
them, and thy bowels be moved 
with compassion toward them? 

4. O Lord God Almighty, maker 
of heaven, earth, and seas, and 
of all things that in them are, 
and who controllest and subject- 
est the devil, and the dark and 
benighted dominion of Sheol — 
stretch forth thy hand; let thine 
eye pierce; let thy pavilion be 
taken up; let thy 6 hiding place 
no longer be covered; let thine 
ear be inclined; let thine heart 
be softened, and thy bowels 



moved with compassion toward 
us. 

5. Let thine anger be kindled 
against our enemies; and, in the 
fury of thine heart, with thy 
c sword avenge us of our wrongs. 

6. Remember thy suffering 
saints, O our God; and thy ser- 
vants will rejoice in thy name 
forever. 

7. My son, peace be unto thy 
soul; thine adversity and thine 
afflictions shall be but a small 
moment; 

8. And then, if thou endure it 
well, God shall exalt thee on 
high; thou shalt triumph over all 
thy foes. 

9. Thy friends do stand by 
thee, and they shall hail thee 
again with warm hearts and 
friendly hands. 

10. Thou art not yet as Job; 
thy friends do not contend against 
thee, neither charge thee with 
transgression, as they did Job. 

11. And they who do charge 
thee with transgression, their 



a, see 3J, sec. 101. b, see 3j, sec. 101. c, see f and g, sec. 1. 
15 



214 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 121. 



hope shall be blasted, and their 
prospects shall melt away as the 
hoar frost melteth before the 
burning rays of the rising sun; 

12. And also that God hath set 
his hand and seal to change the 
times and seasons, and to blind 
their minds, that they may not 
understand d his marvelous work- 
ings; that he may prove them 
also and take them in their own 
craftiness; 

13. Also because their hearts 
are corrupted, and the things 
which they are willing to bring 
upon others, and love to have 
others suffer, may come upon 
themselves to the very uttermost; 

14. That they may be disap- 
pointed also, and their hopes may 
be cut off; 

15. And not many years hence, 
that they and their posterity shall 
be "swept from under heaven, 
saith God, that not one of them 
is left to stand by the wall. 

16. Cursed are all those that 
shall lift up the heel against 
'mine anointed, saith the Lord, 
and cry they have sinned when 
they have not sinned before me, 
saith the Lord, but have done 
that which was meet in mine 
eyes, and which I commanded 
them. 

17. But those who cry trans- 
gression do it because they are 
the servants of sin, and are the 
children of disobedience them- 
selves. 

18. And those who swear false- 
ly against my servants, that they 
might bring them into bondage 
and death — 

19. Wo unto them; because 
they have offended my little ones 
they shall be severed from the 
ordinances of mine house. 

20. Their basket shall not be 



full, their houses and their barns 
shall perish, and they themselves 
shall be despised by those that 
flattered them. 

21. They shall not have right 
to the priesthood, nor their pos- 
terity after them from genera- 
tion to generation. 

22. It had been better for 
them that a millstone had been 
hanged about their necks, and 
they drowned in the depth of the 
sea. 

23. Wo unto all those that dis- 
comfort my people, and drive, 
and murder, and testify against 
them, saith the Lord of Hosts; 
a generation of vipers shall not 
escape the damnation of hell. 

24. Behold, mine eyes see and 
know all their works, and I have 
in reserve a swift judgment in 
the season thereof, for them all; 

25. For there is a time ap- 
pointed for every man, accord- 
ing as his works shall be. 

26. God shall give unto you 
"knowledge by his Holy Spirit, 
yea, by the unspeakable gift of 
the Holy Ghost, that has not been 
revealed since the world was until 
now; 

27. Which our forefathers 
have awaited with anxious expec- 
tation to be revealed in the last 
times, which their minds were 
pointed to by the angels, as *held 
in reserve for the fulness of their 
glory; 

28. A time to come in the 
which nothing shall be withheld, 
whether there be one God or 
'many gods, they shall be mani- 
fest. 

29. All thrones and dominions, 
principalities and powers, shall 
be revealed and set forth upon 
'all who have endured valiantly 
for the gospel of Jesus Christ. 



d, see a, see. 4. e, 41:1. f, 132:7. g, see 2e, sec. 42. 
sec. 42. 1, 76:68. 132:20. J, see 2y, sec. 76, and 2b, sec. 101. 



h, see 2e, 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 121. 



215 



30. And also, If there he 
sounds set to the heavens or to 
;he seas, or to the dry land, or to 
the sun, moon, or stars — 

31. All the times o£ their revo- 
lutions, all the appointed days, 
months, and years, and alt the 
days of their days, months, and 
years, and all their glories, laws, 
and set times, shall be revealed 
in the days of the 'dispensation 
of the fulness of times — 

32. According to that which 
was ordained in the midst of the 
Council of the Eternal God of all 
other gods before this world was, 
that should be 'reserved unto 
the finishing and the end thereof, 
When every man shall enter into 
his eternal presence and into his 
Immortal rest. 

33. How long can rolling wa- 
ters remain impure? What power 
shall stay the heavens? As well 
might man stretch forth his puny 
arm to stop the Missouri river 
in its decreed course, or to turn 
it up stream, as to hinder the 
Almighty from "pouring down 
knowledge from heaven upon the 
heads of the Latter-day Saints. 

34. Behold, there are many 
called, but "few are chosen. And 
why are they not chosen? 

35. Because their hearts are 
set so much upon the things of 
this world, and aspire to the 
honors of men, that they do not 
learn this one lesson — 

36. That the rights of the 
priesthood are inseparably con- 
nected with the powers of heav- 
en, and that the powers of heaven 
'cannot be controlled nor handled 
only upon the principles of right- 
eousness. 

37. That they may be con- 
ferred upon us, it is true; but 
when we undertake to cover our 



sins, or to gratify our pride, our 
vain ambition, or to exercise con- 
trol or dominion or compulsion 
upon the souls of the children 
of men, in any degree of un- 
righteousness, behold, the heav- 
ens withdraw themselves; the 
Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and 
when it Is withdrawn, Amen to 
the priesthood or the authority 
of that man. 

38. Behold, ere he is aware, 
he is left unto himself, to kick 
againat the pricks, to persecute 
the saints, and to fight against 
God. 

39. We have learned by sad 
experience that it is the nature 
and disposition of almost all men, 
as soon as they get a little au- 
thority, as they suppose, they will 
immediately begin to exercise 
'unrighteous dominion. 

40. Hence many are called, hut 
'few are chosen. 

41. No power or influence can 
or ought to be maintained by vir- 
tue of the priesthood, only by 
persuasion, by long-suffering, by 
gentleness and meekness, and by 
love unfeigned; 

42. By kindness, and pure 
knowledge, which shall greatly 
enlarge the soul without hypoc- 
risy, and without guile — 

43. Reproving betimes with 
sharpness, when moved upon by 
the Holy Ghost; and then show- 
ing forth afterwards an increase 
of love toward him whom thou 
hast reproved, lest he esteem 
thee to be his enemy; 

44. That he may know that 
thy faithfulness is stronger than 
the cords of death. 

45. Let thy bowels also he full 
of charity towards all men. and 
to the household of faith, and 



I. i 



i, 307:30—32. 






1 2b, i 



. 101. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 122. 



let virtue garnish thy thoughts 
unceasingly; then shall thy con- 
fidence wax strong in the pres- 
ence of God; and the doctrine of 
the priesthood shall distil upon 
thy soul as the dews from heaven. 
46. The Holy Ghost shall he 



thy constant companion, and thy 
scepter an unchanging scepter of 
righteousness and truth; and thy 
dominion shall be an everlasting 
dominion, and without compul- 
sory means it shall flow unto thee 
forever and ever. 



r 



SECTION 122. 



The Word of the Lord to Joseph Smith the Prophet, while a 
prisoner in the jail at Liberty, Missouri, March, 1839. See History of I 

the Church, vol. 3, p. 300. Comforting assurances — Further perse- ^ 

cutions of the Prophet and his possible martyrdom foreshadowed-' 
The Son of Man had likewise suffered. 



ii 



1. The ends of the earth shall 
inquire after thy name, and fools 
shall have thee in derision, and 
hell shall rage against thee; 

2. While the pure in heart, and 
the wise, and the noble, and the 
virtuous, shall seek counsel, and 
authority, and blessings constant- 
ly from under thy hand. 

3. And thy people shall never 
be turned against thee by the tes- 
timony of traitors. 

4 . And although their influence 
shall cast thee into trouble, and 
into bars and walls, thou shalt 
be had in honor; and but for a 
small moment and thy voice shall 
be more terrible in the midst of 
thine enemies than the fierce lion, 
because of thy righteousness; and 
thy God shall stand by thee for- 
ever and ever. 

5. If thou art called to pass 
through tribulation; if thou art 
in perils among false brethren; 
if thou art in perils among rob- 
bers; if thou art in perils by land 
or by sea; 

6. If thou art accused with all 
manner of false accusations; if 
thine enemies fall upon thee; if 
they tear thee from the society 
of thy father and mother and 



brethren and sisters; and if with 
a drawn sword thine enemies tear 
thee from the bosom of thy wife, 
and of thine offspring, and thine 
elder son, although but six years 
of age, shall cling to thy gar- 
ments, and shall say, My father, 
my father, why can't you stay 
with us? O, my father, what are 
the men going to do with you? 
and if then he shall be thrust 
from thee by the sword, and thou 
be dragged to prison, and thine 
enemies prowl around thee like 
wolves for the blood of the 
lamb; 

7. And if thou shouldst be cast 
into the pit, or into the hands of 
murderers, and the sentence of 
death passed upon thee; if thou 
be cast into the deep; if the bil- 
lowing surge conspire against 
thee ; if fierce winds become thine 
enemy; if the heavens gather 
blackness, and all the elements 
combine to hedge up the way; 
and above all, if the very jaws 
of hell shall gape open the mouth 
wide after thee, know thou, my 
son, that all these things shall 
give thee experience, and shall be 
for thy good. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 123. 



217 



8. The Son of Man hath a de- 
icended below them all. Art 
thou greater than he? 

9. Therefore, hold on thy way, 
Bind the priesthood shall ^remain 
with thee; for their bounds are 



set, they cannot pass. Thy days 
are known, and thy years shall 
not be numbered less; therefore, 
fear not what man can do, for 
God shall be with you forever and 
ever. 



SECTION 123. 



Duty of the Saints in relation to their persecutors, as set forth 
by Joseph Smith the Prophet, while a prisoner in the jail at Liberty, 

Missouri, March, 1839. See History of the Church, vol. 3, p. 302. 

All facts relating to the sufferings and abuses of the people by their 
persecutors to be recorded — The record of persecution to be published. 

them to the heads of government 
in all their dark and hellish hue, 
as the last effort which is en- 
joined on us by our Heavenly Fa- 
ther, before we can fully and com- 
pletely claim that promise which 
shall call him forth from his 'hid- 
ing place; and also that the whole 
nation may be left without excuse 
before he can send forth the power 
of his mighty arm. 

7. It is an imperative duty that 
we owe to God, to angels, with 
whom we shall be brought to 
stand, and also to ourselves, to 
our wives and children, who have 
been made to bow down with 
grief, sorrow, and care, under the 
most damning hand of murder, 
tyranny, and oppression, sup- 
ported and urged on and upheld 
by the influence of that spirit 
which hath so strongly riveted 
the creeds of the fathers, who 
have inherited lies, upon the 
hearts of the children, and filled 
the world with confusion, and 
has been growing stronger and 
stronger, and is now the very 
mainspring of all corruption, and 
the whole earth groans under the 
weight of its iniquity. 

8. It is an iron yoke, it is a 
strong band; they are the very 



1. And again, we would sug- 
gest for your consideration the 
propriety of all the saints gath- 
ering up a knowledge of all the 
facts, and sufferings and abuses 
put upon them by the people of 
this- State; 

2. And also of all the property 
and amount of damages which 
they have sustained, both of char- 
acter and personal injuries, as 
well as real property; 

3. And also the names of all 
persons that have had a hand in 
their oppressions, as far as they 
can get hold of them and find 
them out. 

4. And perhaps a committee 
can be appointed to find out these 
things, and to take statements 
and affidavits; and also to gather 
up the libelous publications that 
are afloat; 

5. And all that are in the mag- 
azines, and in the encyclopedias, 
and all the libelous histories that 
are. published, and are writing, 
and by whom, and present the 
whole concatenation of diabolical 
rascality and nefarious and mur- 
derous impositions that have been 
practised upon this people — 

6. That we may not only pub- 
lish to all the world, but present 



a, see c, sec. 88. 
sec. 101. 



b, sec. 13. 84:17. 90:3. 124:130. Sec. 123: a, see 3j, 



218 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 

handcuffs, and chains, and shac- 13. Therefore, that we should 

kles, and fetters of hell. waste and wear out our lives in 

9. Therefore it is an impera- bringing to light all the hidden 

tive duty that we owe, not only things of darkness, wherein we 

to our own wives and children, know them; and they are truly 

but to the widows and fatherless, manifest from heaven — 

whose husbands and fathers have 14 These should then be at . 

been murdered under its iron tended to with great earnestness. 

10: Which dark and blacken- ": hf™^™??™*}*™% 

ing deeds are enough to make "Jf", ^J 1 ?* 8 ; f ? r + th f + re is ™Y* 

hell itself shudder, and to stand ^^ " eth ln * utu J* 1 *' ? erta T 

aghast and pale, and the hands in S to the saints, which depends 

of the very devil to tremble and u P° n these things, 

palsy. 16. You know, brethren, that 

11." And also it is an impera- a very large ship is benefited very 

tive duty that we owe to all the much by a very small helm in the 

rising generation, and to all the time of a storm, by being kept 

pure in heart — workways with the wind and the 

12. For there are many yet on waves, 

the earth among all sects, par- 17. Therefore, dearly beloved 

ties, and denominations, who are brethren, let us cheerfully do all 

blinded by the subtle craftiness things that lie in our power; and 

of men, whereby they lie in wait then may we stand still, with the 

to deceive, and who are only kept utmost assurance, to see the sal- 

from the truth because they know vation of God, and for his arm to 

not where to find it — be revealed. 



SECTION 124. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, 
January 19, 1841. Because of increasing persecutions and illegal pro- 
cedures against them by public officers, the Saints had been compelled 
to leave Missouri. The exterminating order issued by Lilburn W. 
Boggs, Governor of Missouri, dated October 27, 1838, had left them 
no alternative. See History of the Church, vol. 3, p. 175. In 1841, 
when this revelation was given, the city of Nauvoo, occupying the site 
of the former village of Commerce, Illinois, had been built up by the 
Saints, and here the headquarters of the Church had been estab- 
lished. Proclamation to the president of the United States, the 

governors of the States, and to the rulers of all nations — Blessed state 
of former members of the Church who had died — George Miller called 
to the bishopric — A house of entertainment for strangers to be erected — 
A Temple to be built at Nauvoo — No baptismal font upon the earth 
for the administration of baptisms for the dead — Reason for the com- 
mand to Moses to build a tabernacle in the wilderness — Promise of 
revelations concerning sacred things thus far hidden — Men who prevent 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 



219 



the Saints from carrying out the commandments of God to be held 
accountable — Delay in building a Temple in Jackson county, Missouri, 
tolerated — The house of entertainment to be known as Nauvoo House — 
Directions for its building and administration — William Law called to 
be a counselor in the First Presidency — Hyrum Smith called to be the 
Patriarch to the Church — His great powers and privileges — He receives 
the same office in the Priesthood once conferred upon Oliver Cowdery — 
General, stake and local officers of the Church named. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you, my servant Joseph 
Smith, I am well pleased with 
your offering and acknowledg- 
ments, which you have made; for 
unto this end have I raised you 
up, that I might show forth my 
wisdom through the "weak things 
of the earth. 

2. Your prayers are acceptable 
before me; and in answer to them 
I say unto you, that you are now 
called immediately to make a 
^solemn proclamation of my gos- 
pel, and of this c stake which I 
have planted to be a corner-stone 
of Zion, which shall be polished 
with the refinement which is after 
the similitude of a palace. 

3. This proclamation shall be 
made to all the kings of the world, 
to the four corners thereof, to 
the honorable president-elect, and 
the high-minded governors of the 
nation in which you live, and to 
all the nations of the earth scat- 
tered abroad. 

4. Let it be written in the spirit 
of meekness and by the power of 
the Holy Ghost, which shall be in 
you at the time of the writing of 
the same; 

5. For it shall be d given you by 
the Holy Ghost to know my will 
concerning those kings and au- 
thorities, even what shall befall 
them in a time to come. 

6. For, behold, I am about to 
call upon them to give heed to 
the light and glory of Zion, for 



the set time has come to favor 
her. 

7. Call ye, therefore, upon 
them with loud proclamation, and 
with your testimony, fearing them 
not, for they are as grass, and all 
their glory as the flower thereof 
which soon falleth, that they may 
be left also without excuse — 

8. And that I may visit them 
in the day of visitation, when I 
shall e unveil the face of my cover- 
ing, to appoint the portion of 
the oppressor among hypocrites, 
where there is gnashing of teeth, 
if they reject my servants and 
my testimony which I have re- 
vealed unto them. 

9. And again, I will visit and 
soften their hearts, many of them 
for your good, that ye may find 
grace in their eyes, that they may 
'come to the light of truth, and 
the Gentiles to the exaltation or 
lifting up of Zion. 

10. For the day of my visita- 
tion cometh speedily, in an hour 
when ye think not of; and where 
shall be the safety of my people, 
and refuge for those who shall 
be left of them? 

11. Awake, O kings of the 
earth! Come ye, O, come ye, with 
your gold and your silver, to the 
help of my people, to the house 
of the daughters of Zion. 

12. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let my servant Robert 
B. Thompson help you to write 
this proclamation, for I am well 



of Zion, for this proclamation, for I am well 

b, see b, sec. 18. c, see e, sec. 82, and g, sec. 87. 
e, see e, sec. 1. f, Isa. 60:3, 10, 11, 12. 



a, see j, sec. 1. 
d. Dan. 2:20 — 22, 28. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 



pleased with him, and that he 
should be with you; 

13. Let him, therefore, heark- 
en to your counsel, and I will 
bless him with a multiplicity of 
blessings; let him be faithful and 
true in all things from hence- 
forth, and he shall be great in 
mine eyes; 

14. But let him remember that 
his "stewardship will I require at 
his hands. 

15. And again, verily I say 
unto you, blessed is my servant 
Hyrum Smith; for I, the Lord, 
love him because of the integrity 
of his heart, and because he lov- 
eth that which is right before me, 
saith the Lord. 

16. Again, let my servant John 
C. Bennett help you in your labor 
in sending my word to the kings 
and people of the earth, and stand 
by you, even you my servant Jo- 
seph Smith, in the hour of afflic- 
tion; and his reward shall not 
fail if he receive counsel. 

17. And for his love he shall 
be great, for he shall be mine if 
he do this, saith the Lord. I 
have seen the work which he hath 
done, which I accept if he con- 
tinue, and will crown him with 
blessings and great glory. 

18. And again, I say unto you 
that it is my will that my ser- 
vant Lyman Wight should con- 
tinue in preaching for Zion, in 
the spirit of meekness, confess- 
ing me before the world; and I 
will bear him up as on eagles' 
wings; and he shall beget glory 
and honor to himself and unto 
my name. 

19. That when he shall finish 
his work I may receive him unto 
myself, even as I did my servant 
David Patten, who is with me at 
this time, and also my servant 
Edward Partridge, and also my 



aged servant Joseph Smith, Sen., 
who sitteth with Abraham at his 
right hand, and blessed and holy 
is he, for he is mine. 

20. And again, verily I say 
unto you, my servant George Mil- 
ler is without guile; he may be 
trusted because of the integrity 
of his heart; and for the love 
which he has to my testimony I, 
the Lord, love him. 

21. I therefore say unto you, 
I seal upon his head the office of 
a bishopric, like unto my servant 
Edward Partridge, that he may 
receive the consecrations of mine 
house, that he may administer 
blessings upon the heads of the 
poor of my people, saith the Lord. 
Let no man despise my servant 
George, for he shall honor me. 

22. Let my servant George, 
and my servant Lyman, and my 
servant John Snider, and others, 
build a "house unto my name, 
such a one as my servant Joseph 
shall show unto them, upon the 
place which he shall show unto 
them also. 

23. And it shall be for a house 
for boarding, a house that stran- 
gers may come from afar to lodge 
therein ; therefore let it be a good 
house, worthy of all acceptation, 
that the weary traveler may find 
health and safety while he shall 
contemplate the word of the Lord, 
and the corner-stone I have ap- 
pointed for Zion. 

24. This house shall be a 
healthful habitation if it be built 
unto my name, and if the gover- 
nor which shall be appointed 
unto it shall not suffer any pollu- 
tion to come upon it. It shall be 
holy, or the Lord your God will 
not dwell therein. 

25. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let *all my saints come 
from afar. 



g, see u, sec. 78. h, vers. 23, 24, 56—82, 111 — 122. i, see j, sec. 10. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 



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26. And send ye swift messen- 
gers, yea, chosen messengers, 
and say unto them: Come ye, 
with all your gold, and your sil- 
ver, and your precious stones, and 
with all your antiquities; and 
with all who have knowledge of 
antiquities, that will come, may 
come, and bring the box-tree, and' 
the flr-tree, and the pine-tree, to- 
gether with all the precious trees 
of the earth; 

27. And with iron, with cop- 
per, and with brass, and with 
xinc, and with all your precious 
things of the earth; and build a 
house to my name, for the 'Most 
High to dwell therein. 

28. For there la not a place 
found on earth that he may come 
to and restore again that which 
'was lost unto you, or which he 
hath taken away, even the fulness 
of the priesthood. 

29. For a 'baptismal font there 
ts not upon the earth, that they, 
my saints, may be 'baptized for 
those who are dead — 

30. For this ordinance belong- 
eth to my house, and cannot be 
acceptable to me, only In the days 
of yonr poverty, wherein ye are 
not able to build a house unto 

31. But I command you, all ye 
my saints, to build a house unto 
me; and I grant unto you a suffi- 
cient time to build a house unto 
me; and during this time your 
'baptisms shall be acceptable 
unto me. 

32. But behold, at the end ol 
this appointment your "baptisms 
for your dead shall not be ac- 
ceptable unto me; and if you do 
not these things at the end of the 
appointment ye shall be "rejected 



a church, with your dead, saith 
the Lord your God. 

33. For verily I say unto you, 
that after you have had sufficient 
time to build a house to me, 
wherein the ordinance of 'baptiz- 
ing for the dead belongeth, and 
for which the same was instituted • 
from before the foundation of the 
world, 'your baptisms for your 
dead cannot be acceptable unto 

34. For therein are the keys 
of the holy priesthood ordained, 
that you may receive honor and 
glory. 

35. And 'after this time, your 
baptisms for the dead, by those 
who are scattered abroad, are not 
acceptable unto me, saith the 

36. For it is ordained that in 
Zlon, and in her stakes, and in 
Jerusalem, those places which 1 
have appointed for refuge, shall 
be the 'places for your baptisms 
for your dead. 

37. And again, verily I say 
unto you, how shall your 'wash- 
ings be acceptable unto me, ex- 
cept ye perform them in a house 
which you have built to my name? 

38. For, for this cause 1 "com- 
manded Moses that he should 
build a tabernacle, that they 
should bear it with them in the 
wilderness, and to build a house 
in the land, of promise, that those 
ordinances might be revealed 
which had been hid from before 
the world was. 

39. Therefore, verily I say unto 
you, that your 'anointings, and 
your washings, and your baptisms 
for the dead, and your solemn 
assemblies, and your memorials 
for your sacrifices by the sons of 
Levi, and for your oracles In your 



i, B7:1E— IT. k, vera. 30— 
CT4, 139—1*1. 



. 33. 



i. 127, 12S. 1 Cor. 16:20. 



AH 



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most holy places wherein you re- 
ceive conversations, and your 
statutes and judgments, for the 
beginning of the revelations and 
foundation of Zion, and for the 
glory, honor, and endowment, of 
all her municipals, are ordained 
by the ordinance of my holy 
house, which my people are "al- 
ways commanded to build unto 
my holy name. 

40. And verily I say unto you, 
let this house be built unto my 
name, that I 'may reveal mine 
ordinances therein unto my peo- 
ple; 

41. For I deign to reveal unto 
my church things which have 
been kept hid from before the 
foundation of the world, things 
that pertain to the "dispensation 
of the fulness of times. 

42. And I will show unto my 
servant Joseph all things pertain- 
ing to this house, and the priest- 
hood thereof, and the place 
whereon it shall be built. 

43. And ye shall build it on 
the place where you have contem- 
plated building it, for that is the 
spot which I have chosen for you 
to build it. 

44. If ye labor with all your 
might, I will consecrate that spot 
that it shall be made holy. 

45. And if my people will 
hearken unto my voice, and unto 
the voice of my servants whom I 
have appointed to lead my peo- 
ple, behold, verily I say unto you, 
they shall not be moved out of 
their place. 

4 6. But if they will not hearken 
to my voice, nor unto the voice 
of these men whom I have ap- 
pointed, they shall not be blest, 
because they pollute mine holy 
grounds, and mine holy ordi- 
nances, and charters, and my holy 
words which I give unto them. 



47. And it shall come to pass 
that if you build a house unto 
my name, and do not do the 
things that I say, I will not per- 
form the oath which I make unto 
you, neither fulfil the promises 
which ye expect at my hands, 
saith the Lord. 

48. For instead of blessings, 
ye, by your own works, bring 
cursings, wrath, indignation, and 
judgments upon your own heads, 
by your follies, and by all your 
abominations, which you practise 
before me, saith the Lord. 

49. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, that when I give a command- 
ment to any of the sons of men 
to do a work unto my name, and 
those sons of men go with all 
their might and with all they 
have to perform that work, and 
cease not their diligence, and 
their enemies come upon them 
and hinder them from perform- 
ing that work, behold, it behoov- 
eth me to require that work no 
more at the hands of those sons 
of men, but to accept of their 
offerings. 

50. And the iniquity and trans- 
gression of my holy laws and com- 
mandments I will visit upon the 
heads of those who hindered my 
work, unto the third and fourth 
generation, so long as they re- 
pent not, and hate me, saith the 
Lord God. 

51. Therefore, for this cause 
'have I accepted the offerings of 
those whom I commanded to 
build up a city and a house unto 
my name, in Jackson county, Mis- 
souri, and were hindered by their 
enemies, saith the Lord your God. 

52. And I will * a answer judg- 
ment, wrath, and indignation, 
wailing, and anguish, and gnash- 
ing of teeth upon their heads, 
unto the third and fourth gen- 



w, ver. 30. 
2a, 121:16. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 



223 



era t ion, so long as they repent 
not, and hate me, saith the Lord 
your God. 

53. And this I make an ex- 
ample unto you, for your consola- 
tion concerning all those who 
have been commanded to do a 
work and have been "hindered 
by the hands of their enemies, 
and by oppression, saith the Lord 
your God. 

64. For I am the Lord your 
God, and will save all those of 
your brethren who have been pure 
in heart, and have been slain in 
the land of Missouri, saith the 
Lord. 

65. And again, verily I say 
unto you, I command you again 
to build a house to my name, even 
in this place, that you may 2c prove 
yourselves unto me that ye are 
faithful in all things whatsoever 
I command you, that I may bless 
you, and crown you with honor, 
immortality, and eternal life. 

56. And now I say unto you, 
as pertaining to my boarding 
house which I have commanded 
you to build for the boarding of 
strangers, let it be built unto my 
name, and let my name be named 
upon it, and let my servant Jo- 
seph and his house have place 
therein, from generation to gen- 
eration. 

6.7. For this "anointing have 
I put upon his head, that his 
blessing shall also be put upon 
the head of his posterity after 
him. 

58. And as I said unto Abra- 
ham concerning the kindreds of 
the earth, even so I say unto my 
servant Joseph: In thee and in 
* e thy seed shall the kindred of the 
earth be blessed. 

59. Therefore, let my servant 
Joseph and his seed after him 
have place in that house, from 



generation to generation, forever 
and ever, saith the Lord. 

60. And let the name of that 
house be called Nauvoo House; 
and let it be a delightful habita- 
tion for man, and a resting-place 
for the 2 'weary traveler, that he 
may contemplate the glory of 
Zion, and the glory of this, the 
corner-stone thereof; 

61. That he may receive also 
the counsel from those whom I 
have set to be as plants of re- 
nown, and as watchmen upon her 
walls. 

62. Behold, verily I say unto 
you, let my servant George Mil- 
ler, and my servant Lyman 
Wight, and my servant John Sni- 
der, and my servant Peter Haws, 
organize themselves, and appoint 
one of them to be a president 
over their quorum for the pur- 
pose of building that house. 

63. And they shall form a con- 
stitution, whereby they may re- 
ceive stock for the building of 
that house. 

64. And they shall not receive 
less than fifty dollars for a share 
of stock in that house, and they 
shall be permitted to receive fif- 
teen thousand dollars from any 
one man for stock in that house. 

65. But they shall not be per- 
mitted to receive over fifteen 
thousand dollars stock from any 
one man. 

66. And they shall not be per- 
mitted to receive under fifty dol- 
lars for a share of stock from 
any one man in that house. 

67. And they shall not be per- 
mitted to receive any man, as a 
stockholder in this house, except 
the same shall pay his stock into 
their hands at the time he re- 
ceives stock; 

68. And in proportion to the 
amount of stock he pays into 



2b, see z. 
2f, see h. 



2c f vers. 25 — 48. 



2d, ver. 68. 110:12. 2e, ver. 57. 110:12. 



224 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 



their hands he shall receive stock 
in that house; but if he pays 
nothing into their hands he shall 
not receive any stock in that 
house. 

69. And if any pay stock into 
their hands it shall be for stock 
in that house, for himself, and 
for his generation after him, from 
generation to generation, so long 
as he and his heirs shall hold that 
stock, and do not sell or convey 
the stock away out of their hands 
by their own free will and act, if 
you will do my will, saith the 
Lord your God. 

70. And again, verily I say 
unto you, if my servant George 
Miller, and my servant Lyman 
Wight, and my servant John Sni- 
der, and my servant Peter Haws, 
receive any stock into their hands, 
in moneys, or in properties where- 
in they receive the real value of 
moneys, they shall not appro- 
priate any portion of that stock 
to any other purpose, only in 
that house. 

71. And if they do appropriate 
any portion of that stock any- 
where else, only in that house, 
without the consent of the stock- 
holder, and do not repay four- 
fold for the stock which they ap- 
propriate anywhere else, only in 
that house, they shall be ac- 
cursed, and shall be moved out 
of their place, saith the Lord God; 
for I, the Lord, am God, and can- 
not be mocked in any of these 
things. 

72. Verily I say unto you, let 
my servant Joseph pay stock into 
their hands for the building of 
that house, as seemeth him good ; 
but my servant Joseph cannot 
pay over fifteen thousand dollars 
stock in that house, nor under 
fifty dollars; neither can any 
other man, saith the Lord. 

73. And there are others also 



who wish to know my will con- 
cerning them, for they have asked 
it at my hands. 

74. Therefore, I say unto you 
concerning my servant Vinson 
Knight, if he will do my will let 
him put stock into that house for 
himself, and for his generation 
after him, from generation to 
generation. 

75. And let him lift up his 
voice long and loud, in the midst 
of the people, to plead the cause 
of the poor and the needy; and 
let him not fail, neither let his 
heart faint; and I will accept of 
his offerings, for they shall not 
be unto me as the offerings of 
Cain, for he shall be mine, saith 
the Lord. 

76. Let his family rejoice and 
turn away their hearts from afflic- 
tion; for I have chosen him and 
anointed him, and he shall be 
honored in the midst of his house, 
for I will forgive all his sins, 
saith the Lord. Amen. 

77. Verily I say unto you, let 
my servant Hyrum put stock into 
that house as seemeth him good, 
for himself and his generation 
after him, from generation to 
generation. 

78. Let my servant Isaac Gal- 
land put stock into that house; 
for I, the Lord, love him for the 
work he hath done, and will for- 
give all his sins; therefore, let 
him be remembered for an in- 
terest in that house from gen- 
eration to generation. 

79. Let my servant Isaac Gal- 
land be appointed among you, 
and be ordained by my servant 
William Marks, and be blessed 
of him, to go with my servant 
Hyrum to accomplish the work 
that my servant Joseph shall 
point out to them, and they shall 
be greatly blessed. 

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225 



Marks pay stock into that house, 
as seemeth him good, for him- 
self and his generation, from gen- 
eration to generation. 

81. Let my servant Henry 6. 
Sherwood pay stock into that 
house, as seemeth him good, for 
himself and his seed after him, 
from generation to generation. 

82. Let my servant William 
Law pay stock into that house, 
for himself and his seed after 
him, from generation to genera- 
tion. 

83. If he will do my will let 
him not take his family unto the 
eastern lands, even unto Kirt- 
land; nevertheless, I, the Lord, 
will build up Kirtland, but I, the 
Lord, have a scourge prepared 
for the inhabitants thereof. 

84. And with my servant Al- 
mon Babbitt, there are many 
things with which I am not 
pleased; behold, he aspireth to 
establish his counsel instead of 
the counsel which I have or- 
dained, even that of the Presi- 
dency of my Church; and he set- 
teth up a golden calf for the wor- 
ship of my people. 

85. Let no man go from this 
place who has come here essay- 
ing to keep my commandments. 

86. If they ^live here let them 
live unto me; and if they die let 
them die unto me; for they shall 
rest from all their labors here, 
and shall continue their works. 

87. Therefore, let my servant 
William put his trust in me, and 
cease to fear concerning his fam- 
ily, because of the sickness of the 
land. If ye love me, keep my 
commandments; and the sickness 
of the land shall redound to your 
glory. 

88. Let my servant William go 
and proclaim 2 *my everlasting 



gospel with a loud voice, and with 
great joy, as he shall be moved 
upon by my Spirit, unto the in- 
habitants of Warsaw, and also 
unto the inhabitants of Carthage, 
and also unto the inhabitants of 
Burlington, and also unto the in- 
habitants of Madison, and await 
patiently and diligently for fur- 
ther instructions at my general 
conference, saith the Lord. 

89. If he will do my will let 
him from henceforth hearken to 
the counsel of my servant Joseph, 
and with his interest support the 
cause of the poor, and 2i publish 
the new translation of my holy 
word unto the inhabitants of the 
earth 

90.' And if he will do this I 
will bless him with a multiplicity 
of blessings, that he shall not be 
forsaken, nor his seed be found 
begging bread. 

91. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let my servant Wil- 
liam be appointed, ordained, and 
anointed, as a counselor unto my 
servant Joseph, in the room of 
my servant Hyrum, that my ser- 
vant Hyrum may take the office 
of Priesthood and 2 >Patriarch, 
which was appointed unto him by 
his father, by blessing and also 
by right; 

92. That from henceforth 2 *he 
shall hold the keys of the patri- 
archal blessings upon the heads 
of all my people, 

93. That 2l whoever he blesses 
shall be blessed, and whoever he 
2m curses shall be cursed; that 
whatsoever he shall bind on earth 
shall be bound in heaven; and 
whatsoever he shall loose on earth 
shall be loosed in heaven. 

94. And from this time forth 
I 2n appoint unto him that he may 
be a prophet, and a seer, and a 



ww. xjv.w axj.j osi vcaub »y 1111am gu x c*£/£/wi.ui, uuvw uj.jxi iu»i, uw 

and proclaim 2 *my everlasting be a prophet, and a seer, a 

2gr, vers. 85, 87, 108 — 110. 2h, see b, sec. 18. 21. 45:60, 61. 2j7 vers. 
92, 96, 124. 107:39. 2k, 107:39, 40. 21, see d, sec. 1. 2m, see d, sec. 1. 
2n, ver. 95. 



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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 



revelator unto my church, as well 
as my servant Joseph; 

95. That he may act in con- 
cert also with my servant Joseph; 
and that he shall receive counsel 
from my servant Joseph, who 
shall show unto him the 2o keys 
whereby he may ask and receive, 
and be crowned with the same 
blessing, and glory, and honor, 
and priesthood, and gifts of the 
priesthood, that once were put 
upon him that was my servant 
Oliver Cowdery; 

96. That my servant Hyrum 
may bear record of the things 
which I shall show unto him, that 
his name may be had in honorable 
remembrance from generation to 
generation, forever and ever. 

97. Let my servant William 
Law also receive 2p the keys by 
which he may ask and receive 
blessings; let him be humble be- 
fore me, and be without guile, 
and he shall receive of my Spirit, 
even the 2 «Comforter, which shall 
manifest unto him the truth of 
all things, and shall give him, in 
the very hour, what he shall 
say. 

98. And these signs shall fol- 
low him — he shall heal the sick, 
he shall cast out devils, and shall 
be delivered from those who 
would administer unto him dead- 
ly poison; 

99. And he shall be led in 
paths where the poisonous ser- 
pent cannot lay hold upon his 
heel, and he shall mount up in 
the imagination of his thoughts 
as upon eagles' wings. 

100. And what if I will that 
he should raise the dead, let him 
not withhold his voice. 

101. Therefore, let my servant 
William cry aloud and spare not, 
with joy and rejoicing, and with 
hosannas to him that sitteth upon 



the throne forever and ever, saith 
the Lord your God. 

102. Behold, I say unto you, I 
have a mission in store for my 
servant William, and my servant 
Hyrum, and for them alone; and 
let my servant Joseph tarry at 
home, for he is needed. The re- 
mainder I will show unto you 
hereafter. Even so. Amen. 

103. And again, verily I say 
unto you, if my servant Sidney 
will serve me and be counselor 
unto my servant Joseph, let him 
arise and come up and stand in 
the office of his calling, and hum- 
ble himself before me. 

104. And if he will offer unto 
me an acceptable offering, and ac- 
knowledgments, and remain with 
my people, behold, I, the Lord 
your God, will heal him that he 
shall be healed; and he shall lift 
up his voice again on the moun- 
tains, and be a 2r spokesman be- 
fore my face. 

105. Let him come and locate 
his family in the neighborhood 
in which my servant Joseph re- 
sides. 

106. And in all his journey- 
ings let him lift up his voice as 
with the sound of a trump, and 
warn the inhabitants of the earth 
to flee the wrath to come. 

107. Let him assist my servant 
Joseph, and also let my servant 
William Law assist my servant 
Joseph, in making a ''solemn 
proclamation unto the kings of 
the earth, even as I have before 
said unto you. 

108. If my servant Sidney will 
do my will, let him not remove 
his family unto the eastern lands, 
but let him change their habita- 
tion, even as I have said. 

109. Behold, it is not my will 
that he shall seek to find safety 
and refuge out of the city which 



* 

2p f see k, sec. 6. 2q, see h, sec. 42. 2r, see b, sec. 



2o, see k, sec. 6. 
100. 2b, ver. 2. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 124. 



227 



ET have appointed unto you, even 
-lie city of Nauvoo. 

110. Verily I . say unto you, 
aven now, if he will hearken unto 
□ay voice, it shall be well with 
nim. Even so. Amen. 

111. And again, verily I say 
Linto you, let my servant Amos 
Davies pay stock into the hands 
Df those whom I have appointed 
bo build a house for boarding, 
Bven the Nauvoo House. 

112. This let him do if he will 
have an interest; and let him 
hearken unto the counsel of my 
servant Joseph, and labor with 
his own hands that he may ob- 
tain the confidence of men. 

113. And when he shall prove 
himself faithful in all things that 
shall be entrusted unto his care, 
yea, even a few things, he shall 
he made ruler over many; 

114. Let him therefore abase 
himself that he may be exalted. 
Even so. Amen. 

115. And again, verily I say 
unto you, if my servant Robert 
D. Foster will obey my voice, let 
liim build a house for my servant 
Joseph, according to the contract 
"which he has made with him, as 
the door shall be open to him 
from time to time. 

116. And let him repent of all 
lis folly, and clothe himself with 
charity; and cease to do evil, and 
lay aside all his hard speeches; 

117. And pay stock also into 
the hands of the quorum of the 
Nauvoo House, for himself and 
lor his generation after him, from 
generation to generation; 

118. And hearken unto the 
counsel of my servants Joseph, 
and Hyrum, and William Law, 
and unto the authorities which I 
have called to lay the foundation 
of Zion; and it shall be well with 



him forever and ever. Even so. 
Amen. 

119. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let no man pay stock 
to the quorum of the Nauvoo 
House unless he shall be a be- 
liever in the Book of Mormon, 
and the revelations I have given 
unto you, saith the Lord your 
God; 

120. For that which is more or 
less than this cometh of evil, and 
shall be attended with cursings 
and not blessings, saith the Lord 
your God. Even so. Amen. 

121. And again, verily I say 
unto you, let the quorum of the 
Nauvoo House have a just recom- 
pense of wages for all their labors 
which they do in building the 
Nauvoo House; and let their 
wages be as shall be agreed 
among themselves, as pertaining 
to the price thereof. 

122. And let every man who 
pays stock bear his proportion of 
their wages, if it must needs be, 
for their support, saith the Lord; 
otherwise, their labors shall be 
accounted unto them for stock in 
that house. Even so. Amen. 

123. Verily I say unto you, I 
now give unto you 2 'the officers 
belonging to my Priesthood, that 
ye may hold the keys thereof, 
even the Priesthood which is after 
the order of Melchizedek, which 
is after the order of mine Only 
Begotten Son. 

124. First, I give unto you Hy- 
rum Smith to be a 2u patriarch 
unto you, to hold the sealing 
blessings of my church, even the 
Holy Spirit of promise, whereby 
ye are sealed up unto the day of 
redemption, that ye may not fall 
notwithstanding the hour of 
temptation that may come upon 
you. 



2t, ve~«». 1?4 — 145. 2:1. Sec. 13. 20: 
2o, vers. 9J — JJG. 107:39. 



1—4. 21:1, 10. 27:8 — 13. 107:1 — 76. 



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125. I give unto you my ser- 
vant Joseph to be a presiding 
elder over all my church, to 2v be 
a translator, a revelator, a seer, 
and prophet. 

126. I give unto him for coun- 
selors my servant Sidney Rigdon 
and my servant William Law, 
that these may constitute a quo- 
rum and 2u? First Presidency, to 
receive the oracles for the whole 
church. 

127. I give unto you my ser- 
vant Brigham Young to be a pres- 
ident over the 2x Twelve traveling 
council; 

128. Which Twelve hold the 
keys to open up the authority of 
my kingdom upon the four cor- 
ners of the earth, and after that 
to send my word to every crea- 
ture. 

129. They are Heber C. Kim- 
ball, Parley P. Pratt, Orson Pratt, 
Orson Hyde, William Smith, John 
Taylor, John E. Page, Wilford 
Woodruff, Willard Richards, 
George A. Smith; 

130. David Patten I have 
2v taken unto myself; behold, his 
priesthood no man taketh from 
him; but, verily I say unto you, 
another may be appointed unto 
the same calling. 

131. And again, I say unto you, 
I give unto you a 2 *high council, 
for the corner-stone of Zion — 

132. Namely, Samuel Bent, 
Henry G. Sherwood, George W. 
Harris, Charles C. Rich, Thomas 
Grover, Newel Knight, David 
Dort, Dunbar Wilson — Seymour 
Brunson I have taken unto my- 
self; no man taketh his priest- 
hood, but another may be ap- 
pointed unto the same priesthood 
in his stead; and verily I say 
unto you, let my servant Aaron 
Johnson be ordained unto this 



calling in his stead — David Full- 
mer, Alpheus Cutler, William j I 
Huntington. I t 

133. And again, I give unto * 
you Don C. Smith, to be a presi- 
dent over a So quorum of high 
priests; 

134. Which ordinance is in- 
stituted for the purpose of quali- 
fying those who shall be ap- 
pointed standing presidents or 
servants over different stakes 
scattered abroad; 

135. And they may travel also 
if they choose, but rather be or- 
dained for standing presidents; 
this is the office of their calling, 
saith the Lord your God. 

136. I give unto him Amasa 
Lyman and Noah Packard for 
counselors, that they may preside 
over the quorum of high priests 
of my church, saith the Lord. 

137. And again, I say unto you, 
I give unto you John A. Hicks, 
Samuel Williams, and Jesse Ba- 
ker, which priesthood is to preside 
over the "quorum of elders, which 
quorum is instituted for stand- 
ing ministers; nevertheless they 
may travel, yet they are ordained 
to be standing ministers to my 
church, saith the Lord. 

13 8. And again, I give unto 
you Joseph Young, Josiah But- 
terfield, Daniel Miles, Henry Her- 
riman, Zera Pulsipher, Levi Han- 
cock, James .Foster, to ''preside 
over the quorum of seventies; 

139. Which quorum is insti- 
tuted for traveling elders to bear 
record of my name in all the 
world, wherever the traveling 
high council, mine apostles, shall 
send them to prepare a way be- 
fore my face. 

140. The difference between 
this quorum and the quorum of 
elders is that one is to travel 



2v, see 21, sec. 107. 2w, see j, sec. 68. 2x, see p, sec. 18. 2y. ver. 19. I 
2z, 107:37. 3a, vers. 134—136. 3b, 107:60, 89. 3c, 107:93 — 98. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 125, 126. 



229 



continually, and the other is to 
preside over the churches from 
time to time; the one has the 
responsibility of presiding from 
time to time, and the other has 
no responsibility of presiding, 
saith the Lord your God. 

141. And again, I say unto you, 
I give unto you Vinson Knight, 
Samuel H. Smith, and Shadrach 
Roundy, if he will receive it, to 
preside over the bishopric; 8d a 
knowledge of said bishopric is 
given unto you in the book of 
Doctrine and Covenants. 

142. And again, I say unto 
you, Samuel Rolfe and his coun- 
selors for priests, and the presi- 
dent of the teachers and his coun- 
selors, and also the president of 



the deacons and his counselors, 
and also the 8e president of the 
stake and his counselors. 

143. The above offices I have 
given unto you, and the keys 
thereof, for helps and for govern- 
ments, for the work of the min- 
istry and the perfecting of my 
saints. 

144. And a commandment I 
give unto you, that you should 
fill all these offices and 8 'approve 
of those names which I have 
mentioned, or else disapprove of 
them at my general conference; 

145. And that ye should pre- 
pare rooms for all these offices in 
my house when you build it unto 
my name, saith the Lord your 
God. Even so. Amen. 



SECTION 125. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, 
Illinois, March, 1841, concerning the Saints iru the Territory of Iowa. 



1. What is the will of the Lord 
concerning the saints in the Ter- 
ritory of Iowa? 

2. Verily, thus saith the Lord, 
I say unto you, if those who call 
themselves by my name and are 
essaying to be my saints, if they 
•will do my will and keep my com- 
mandments concerning them, let 
them gather themselves together 
unto the places which I shall ap- 
point unto them by my servant 
Joseph, and build up cities unto 
my name, that they may be pre- 
pared for that which is in store 
for a time to come. 



3. Let them build up a city 
unto my name upon the land op- 
posite to the city of Nauvoo, and 
let the name of Zarahemla be 
named upon it. 

4. And* let all those who come 
from the east, and the west, and 
the north, and the south, that 
have desires to dwell therein, 
take up their inheritance in the 
same, as well as in the city of 
Nashville, or in the city of 
Nauvoo, and in all the "stakes 
which I have appointed, saith the 
Lord. 



SECTION 126. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in the house 
of Brigham Young, at Nauvoo, Illinois, July 9, 1841. At this time 
Brigham Young was president of the quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 



3d, 107:15—17. 
sec. 87. 
16 



3e, 107:10. 3f, see 2u, sec. 20. Sec. 125: a, see g, 



230 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 127. 



1 . Dear and well-beloved broth- 
er, Brigham Young, verily thus 
saith the Lord unto you : My ser- 
vant Brigham, it is no more re- 
quired at your hand to leave your 
family as in times past, for your 
offering is acceptable to me. 



2. I have seen your labor and 
toil in journeyings for my name. 

3. I therefore command you to 
"send my word abroad, and take 
especial care of your family from 
this time, henceforth and forever. 
Amen. 



SECTION 127. 



An Epistle from Joseph Smith the Prophet to the Latter-day 
Saints at Nauvoo, Illinois, containing directions on baptism for the 

dead; dated at Nauvoo, September 1, 1842. Because of intense 

persecution and consequent interference with his labors, the Prophet 
purposes to go into retirement for a short period — He rejoices in the 
eventual triumph of the cause of God — He gives the word of the Lord 
respecting the records to be made of baptisms for the dead. 



1. Forasmuch as the Lord has 
revealed unto me that my en- 
emies, both in Missouri and this 
State, were again in the pursuit 
of me; and inasmuch as they pur- 
sue me without a cause, and have 
not the least shadow or coloring 
of justice or right on their side 
in the getting up of their prose- 
cutions against me; and inasmuch 
as their pretensions are all found- 
ed in falsehood of the # blackest 
dye, I have thought it expedient 
and wisdom in me to leave the 
place for a short season, for my 
own safety and the safety of this 
people. I would say to all those 
with whom I have business, that 
I have left my affairs with agents 
and clerks who will transact all 
business in a prompt and proper 
manner, and will see that all my 
debts are canceled in due time, 
by turning out property, or other- 
wise, as the case may require, or 
as the circumstances may admit 
of. When I learn that the storm 
is fully blown over, then I will 
return to you again. 

2. And as for the perils which 
I am called to pass through, they 



seem but a small thing to me, as 
the envy and wrath of man have 
been my common lot all the days 
of my life; and for what cause it 
seems mysterious, unless I was 
ordained from before the founda- 
tion of the world for some good 
end, or bad, as you may choose 
to call it. Judge ye for your- 
selves. God knoweth all these 
things, whether it be good or bad. 
But nevertheless, deep water is 
what I am wont to swim in. It 
all has become a second nature 
to me; and I feel, like Paul, to 
glory in tribulation; for to this 
day has the God of my fathers 
delivered me out of them all, and 
will deliver me from henceforth; 
for behold, and lo, I shall triumph 
over all my enemies, for the Lord 
God hath spoken it. 

3. Let all the saints rejoice, 
therefore, and be exceedingly 
glad; for Israel's God is their 
God, and he will mete out a just 
recompense of reward upon the 
heads of all their oppressors. 

4. And again, verily thus saith 
the Lord: Let the work of "my 
temple, and all the works which 



a, 107:38. See q, sec. 18. Sec. 127: a, 124:25 — 48, 55. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 128. 231 

[ have appointed unto you, be 9. And again, let all the 'rec- 
kon tinued on and not cease; and ords be had in order, that they 
let your diligence, and your perse- may be put in the archives of my 
verance, and patience, and your holy temple, to be held in remem- 
works be redoubled, and you shall brance from generation to genera- 
tn nowise lose your reward, saith tion, saith the Lord of Hosts, 
the Lord of Hosts. And if they 10> j wiu say to all the saints> 
persecute you, so persecuted they that 1 desir ed, with exceedingly 

^f P w^ et h ft f a n n ri vfn te °^. m fl e n S™ at desire, to have addressed 

that were before you. For all tn f tn t d tn b _ 

th 5 And* iyinTg've in untTy e o n u * ect of *^»™ for the dead ' <>» 

a woAt rTaUon\rthe U ^ptrsm ^ u f ^ in t g ia Sa ^ a S'™™ 

for your dead. asmuch as it is out of my power 

6 Verilv thu<* saith the Lord to do s0 » 1 Wl11 write tne word of 

unto you concerning your dead- tne Lord from time to time ' on 

WhL y rny C °oT e y r o n u n !rr Sed ™*^'JS* ^anV Yh^ 

for your dead, let there be a <re- Jft™ 11 ' as wel1 as many other 

corder, and let him be eye-wit- tnin p- 

ness of your baptisms; let him , n - * now close my letter for 

hear with his ears, that he may ^ e Present, for the want of more 

testify of a truth, saith the Lord; ^nie; to * the enemy is on the 

7. That in all your recordings alert > and as , the Savior said, the 
it may be recorded in heaven; Prince of this world cometh, but 
whatsoever you "bind on earth, ne hatn nothing in me. 

may be bound in heaven; what- 12 - Behold, my prayer to God 

soever you loose on earth, may be is tn at you all may be saved, 

loosed in heaven; And I subscribe myself your ser- 

8. For I am about to restore vant in the Lord, prophet and 
many things to the earth, per- seer of the Church of Jesus Christ 
taining to the priesthood, saith ot Latter-day Saints. 

the Lord of Hosts. Joseph Smith. 



SECTION 128. 



An Epistle from Joseph Smith the Prophet to the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, containing further directions on baptism 

for the dead; dated at Nauvoo,- Illinois, September 6, 1842. More 

detailed instructions concerning the general recorder, local recorders, 
and their duties — Witnesses required— The keeping of records shown 
to be in conformity with the ordinances of the Lord — Records kept on 
earth as well as those kept in heaven to be used in judgment — What is 
bound on earth by the power of the Holy Priesthood is bound in heaven, 
and what is loosed here is loosed there — The baptismal font a simili- 
tude of the grave — The mission of Elijah the Prophet — Baptism for 
the dead a welding link between the departed fathers and the living 
children — The Prophet's gladsome summary of heavenly visitations to 
him — The voice of gladness — Glad tidings for the dead — Glad tidings 

b. see k, sec. 124. c, 128:3, 4, 7. d, see d. sec. 1. e, 128:4, 7 — 10. 



232 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 128. 



from Cumorah — The voice of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mor- 
mon — The voice of Michael, of Peter, James and John — Records of 
the work done for the dead to be made acceptable to the Lord. 



1. As I stated to you in my 
letter before I left my place, that 
I would write to you from time 
to time and give you information 
in relation to many subjects, I 
now resume the subject of the 
"baptism for the dead, as that 
subject seems to occupy my mind, 
and press itself upon my feelings 
the strongest, since I have been 
pursued by my enemies. 

2. I wrote a few words of reve- 
lation to you concerning a re- 
corder. I have had a few addi- 
tional views in relation to this 
matter, which I now certify. That 
is, it was declared in my former 
letter that there should be a re- 
corder, who should be eye-wit- 
ness, and also to hear with his 
ears, that he might make a 
record of a truth before the 
Lord. 

3. Now, in relation to this mat- 
ter, it would be very difficult for 
one recorder to be present at all 
times, and to do all the business. 
To obviate this difficulty, there 
can be a recorder appointed in 
each ward of the city, who is well 
qualified for taking accurate min- 
utes; and let him be very partic- 
ular and precise in taking the 
whole proceedings, certifying in 
his record that he saw with his 
eyes, and heard with his ears, giv- 
ing the date, and names, and so 
forth, and the history of the whole 
transaction; naming also some 
three individuals that are pres- 
ent, if there be any present, who 
can at any time when called upon 
certify to the same, that in the 
6 mouth of two or three witnesses 
every word may be established. 

4. Then, let there be a gen- 



eral recorder, to whom these 
other records can be handed, jg 
being attended with certificates 
over their own signatures, cer- 
tifying that the record they ha?e 
made is true. Then the general 
church recorder can enter the ..] 
record on the general church 
book, with the certificates and all 
the attending witnesses, with his 
own statement that he verily be- 
lieves the above statement and 
records to be true, from his 
knowledge of the general char- 
acter and appointment of those 
men by the church. And when 
this is done on the general church 
book, the record shall be just as 
holy, and shall answer the ordi- 
nance just the same as if he had 
seen with his eyes and heard with 
his ears, and made a record of 
the same on the general church 
book. 

5. You may think this order of 
things to be very particular; but 
let me tell you that it is only to 
answer the will of God, by con- 
forming to the ordinance and 
preparation that the Lord or- 
dained and prepared e before the 
foundation of the world, for the 
salvation of the dead who should 
die without a knowledge of the 
gospel. 

6. And further, I want you to 
remember that John the Reve- 
lator was contemplating this very 
subject in relation to the dead, 
when he declared, as you will find 
recorded in Revelation 20:12 — 
And I saw the dead, small and 
great, stand before God; and the 
d books were opened; and another 

\book was opened, which is the book 
I of life ; and the dead were judged 



a, 124:129—139. b, 6:28. c, 124:28. d, Rev. 20:12. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 128. 



233 



out of those things which were 
written in the books, according to 
their works. 

7. You will discover in this 
quotation that the books were 
opened; and another book was 
opened, which was the book of 
life; but the dead were judged 
out of those things which were 
written in the books, according 
to their works; consequently, the 
books spoken of must be the 
books which contained the record 
of their works, and refer to the 
•records which are kept on the 
earth. And the book which was 
the book of life is the record 
which is kept in heaven; the prin- 
ciple agreeing precisely with the 
doctrine which is commanded 
you in the revelation contained 
in the letter which I wrote to you 
previous to my leaving my place 
— that in all your recordings it 
may be 'recorded in heaven. 

8. Now, the nature of this or- 
dinance consists in the power of 
the priesthood, by the revelation 
of Jesus Christ, wherein it is 
granted that 'whatsoever you 
bind on earth shall be bound in 
heaven, and whatsoever you loose 
on earth shall be loosed in heav- 
en. Or, in other words, taking" a 
different view of the translation, 
whatsoever you *record on earth 
shall be recorded in heaven, and 
whatsoever you *do not record on 
earth shall not be recorded in 
heaven; for out of the books shall 
your dead be judged, according 
to their own works, whether they 
themselves have attended to the 
ordinances in their own propria 
persona, or by the means of their 
own agents, according to the or- 
dinance which God has prepared 
for their salvation from before 
the foundation of the world, ac- 



cording to the 'records which they 
have kept concerning their dead. 

9. It may seem to some to be 
a very bold doctrine that we talk 
of — a power which records or 
binds on earth and binds in heav- 
en. Nevertheless, in all ages of 
the world, whenever the Lord has 
given a dispensation of the priest- 
hood to any man by actual revela- 
tion, or any set of men, this 
power has always been given. 
Hence, whatsoever those men did 
in authority, in the name of the 
Lord, and did it truly and faith- 
fully, and kept a proper and 
*faithful record of the same, it 
became a law on earth and in 
heaven, and could not be an- 
nulled, according to the decrees 
of the great Jehovah. This is a 
faithful saying. Who can hear 
it? 

10. And again, for the prece- 
dent, Matthew 16:18, 19: And 
I say also unto thee, That thou art 
Peter, and upon this rock I will 
build my church; and the gates of 
hell shall not prevail against iU 
And I will give unto thee the keys 
of the kingdom of heaven: and 
whatsoever thou shalt bind on 
earth shall be bound in heaven; 
and whatsoever thou shalt loose 
on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 

11. Now the great and grand 
secret of the whole matter, and the 
summum bonum of the whole sub- 
ject that is lying before us, con- 
sists in obtaining the powers of 
the Holy Priesthood. For him to 
whom these keys are given there 
is no difficulty in obtaining a 
knowledge of facts in relation to 
the salvation of the children of 
men, both as well for the dead 
as for the living. 

12. Herein is glory and honor, 
and immortality and eternal life 



e, vers. 3 — 5. f, ver. 6. g, see d, sec. 1. h, ver. 3. i, ver. 6. j, 
ver. 6. k, vers. 5, 6. 1, ver. 14. 21:1. 85:1 — 5,9—12. 88:2. 127:6,9. Matt. 
16:18, 19. 



234 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 128. 



— The ordinance of baptism by- 
water, to be immersed therein in 
order to m answer to the likeness 
of the dead, that one principle 
might accord with the other; to 
be immersed in the water and 
come forth out of the water is 
in the likeness of the resurrec- 
tion of the dead in coming forth 
out of their graves; hence, this 
ordinance was instituted to form 
a relationship with the ordinance 
of baptism for the dead, being in 
likeness of the dead. 

13. Consequently, the "baptis- 
mal font was instituted as a simil- 
itude of the grave, and was com- 
manded to be in a place under- 
neath where the living are wont 
to assemble, to show forth the 
living and the dead, and that all 
things may have their likeness, 
and that they may accord one 
with another — that which is 
earthly conforming to that which 
is heavenly, as Paul hath de- 
clared, 1 Corinthians 15:46, 47, 
and 48: 

14. Howbeit that was not first 
which is spiritual, but that which 
is natural; and ,afterward that 
which is spiritual. The first man 
is of the earth, earthy; the second 
man is the Lord from heaven. As 
is the earthy, such are they also 
that are earthy; and as is the 
heavenly, such are they also that 
are heavenly. And as are the 
•records on the earth in relation 
to your dead, which are truly 
made out, so also are the records 
in heaven. This, therefore, is the 
sealing and binding power, and, 
in one sense of the word, the 
'keys of the kingdom, which con- 
sist in the key of knowledge. 

15. And now, my dearly be- 
loved brethren and sisters, let me 
assure you that these are prin- 



ciples in relation to the dead and 
the living that cannot be lightly 
passed over, as pertaining to our 
salvation. For their salvation is 
necessary and essential to our 
salvation, as Paul says concerning 
the fathers — that they without us 
cannot be made perfect — neither 
can «we without our dead be 
made perfect. 

16. And now* in relation to the 
baptism for the dead, I will give 
you another quotation of Paul, 1 
Corinthians 15:29: Else what 
shall they do which are baptized 
for the dead, if the dead rise not 
at all? Why are they then bap- 
tized for the deadt 

17. And again, in connection 
with this quotation I will give 
you a quotation from one of the 
prophets, who had his eye fixed 
on the restoration of the priest- 
hood, the glories to be revealed 
in the last days, and in an espe- 
cial manner this most glorious of 
all subjects belonging to the ever- 
lasting gospel, namely, the bap- 
tism for the dead; for Malachi 
says, last chapter, verses 5 th and 
6 th : Behold, I will send you r Elijah 
the prophet before the coming of 
the great and dreadful day of the 
Lord : And he shall turn the 'heart 
of the fathers to the children, and 
the heart of the children to their 
fathers, lest I come and smite the 
earth with a curse, 

18. I might have rendered a 
plainer translation to this, but it 
is sufficiently plain to suit my 
purpose as it stands. It is suffi- 
cient to know, in this case, that 
the earth will be smitten with a 
curse unless there is a welding 
link of some kind or other be- 
tween the fathers and the chil- 
dren, upon some subject or other 
— and behold what is that sub- 



o, vers. 5, 6. p, see d, sec. 1; and k, 
r, see a, sec. 2. s, see c, sec. 2. 



m, 76:51. n, 124:29. 
Q, 2:2. 110:15. Heb. 11:40. 



sec. 6. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 128. 



235 



ject? It is the 'baptism for the 
dead. For we without them can- 
not be made perfect; neither can 
they without us be made perfect. 
Neither can they nor we be made 
perfect without those who have 
died in the gospel also; for it is 
necessary in the*, ushering in of 
the dispensation of the fulness 
of times, which "dispensation is 
now beginning to usher in, that 
a whole and complete and per- 
fect union, and welding together 
of dispensations, and keys, and 
powers, and glories should take 
place, and be revealed from the 
days of Adam even to the present 
time. And not only this, but 
those things which never have 
been revealed from the founda- 
tion of the world, but have been 
kept hid from the wise and pru- 
dent, shall be revealed unto 
"babes and sucklings in this, the 
dispensation of the fulness of 
times. 

19. Now, what do we hear in 
the gospel which we have re- 
ceived? A voice of gladness! A 
voice of mercy from heaven; and 
a voice of "truth out of the earth; 
glad tidings for the dead; a voice 
of gladness for the living and the 
dead; glad tidings of great joy. 
How beautiful upon the moun- 
tains are the feet of those that 
bring glad tidings of good things, 
and that say unto Zion: Behold, 
thy God reign eth! As the dews 
of Carmel, so shall the knowledge 
of God descend upon them! 

20. And again, what do we 
hear? Glad tidings from Cumo- 
rah! Moroni, an angel from 
heaven, declaring the fulfilment 
of the prophets — 'the book to be 
revealed. A voice of the Lord in 
the wilderness of Fayette, Seneca 



county, declaring the 'three wit- 
nesses to bear record of the book! 
The voice of 'Michael on the 
banks of the Susquehanna, de- 
tecting the devil when he ap- 
peared as an angel of light! The ' 
voice of 2a Peter, James, and John 
in the wilderness between Har- 
mony, Susquehanna county, and 
Colesville, Broome county, on the 
Susquehanna river, declaring 
themselves as possessing the 
keys of the kingdom, and of the 
dispensation of the fulness of 
times! 

21. And again, the voice of God 
in the chamber of old Father 
Whitmer, in Fayette, Seneca 
county, and at sundry times, and 
in divers places through all the 
travels and tribulations of this 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints! And the voice of 
26 Michael, the archangel; the 
voice of Gabriel, and of Raphael, 
and of divers angels, from Michael 
or Adam down to the present 
time, all declaring their dispensa- 
tion, their rights, their keys, their 
honors, their majesty and glory, 
and the power of their priest- 
hood; giving line upon line, pre- 
cept upon precept; here a little, 
and there a little; giving us con- 
solation by holding forth that 
which is to come, confirming our 
hope! 

22. Brethren, shall we not go 
on in so great a cause? Go for- 
ward and not backward. Cour- 
age, brethren; and on, on to the 
victory! Let your hearts rejoice, 
and be exceedingly glad. Let the 
earth break forth into singing. 
Let the 2c dead speak forth an- 
thems of eternal praise to the 
King Immanuel, who hath or- 
dained, before the world was, that 



t, 124:29—39. n, see n, sec. 27. 84:6—19, 25—34, 64—72. 
88:108 — 110. 90:2, 7. 110:11 — 16. 112:15, 32. 115:19. 124:28, 40, 41. 
11:25. Luke 10:21. w, 1:29, 30. 20r6 — 10. 27:5. x, see f, sec. 27. 
17. x, see k, sec. 27. 2a, see d, sec. 5. 2b, see k, sec. 27. 
1 — 18. See sec. 127. 



86:8—11. 

v, Matt. 

y, sec. 

2 c, vers. 



236 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 129. 



which would enable us to redeem 
them out of their 2d prison; for 
the prisoners shall go free. 

23. Let the mountains shout 
for joy, and all ye valleys cry 
aloud; and all ye seas and dry 
lands tell the wonders of your 
Eternal King! And ye rivers, 
and brooks, and rills, flow down 
with gladness. Let the woods and 
all the trees of the field praise the 
Lord; and ye solid rocks weep 
for joy! And let the sun, moon, 
and the morning stars sing to- 
gether, and let all the sons of 
God shout for joy! And let the 
eternal creations declare his name 
forever and ever! And again I 
say, how glorious is the voice we 
hear from heaven, proclaiming in 
our ears, glory, and salvation, and 
honor, and immortality, and eter- 
nal life; kingdoms, principalities, 
and powers! 

24. Behold, the great day of 
the Lord is at hand; and who can 



abide the day of his coming, and 
who can stand when he appear- 
eth? For he is like a refiner's 
fire, and like fuller's soap; and 
he shall sit as a refiner and puri- 
fier of silver, and he shall purify 
the sons of Levi, and purge them 
as gold and silver, that they may 
offer unto the Lord an offering in 
righteousness. Let us, therefore, 
as a church and a people, and as 
Latter-day Saints, offer unto the 
Lord an offering in righteous- 
ness; and let us present in his 
2 *holy temple, when it is finished, 
a 2/ book containing the records 
of our dead, which shall be 
worthy of all acceptation. 

25. Brethren, I have many 
things to say to you on the sub- 
ject; but shall now close for the 
present, and continue the subject 
another time. I am, as ever, your 
humble servant and never deviat- 
ing friend, 

Joseph Smith. 



SECTION 129. 



Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illi- 
nois, February 9, 1843, making known the three grand keys by which 

good or bad angels or spirits may be distinguished. Two kinds of 

beings besides mortals — Resurrected personages having bodies of flesh 
and bones — Disembodied spirits and spirits that have never been em- 
bodied — Means of detection. 

1. There are two kinds of 
beings in heaven, namely: An- 
gels, who are resurrected per- 
sonages, having a bodies of flesh 
and bones — 

2. For instance, Jesus said: 
Handle me and see, for a spirit 
hath not flesh and bones, as ye see 
me have. 

3. Secondly: The Spirits of 
just men made perfect, they who 



are not resurrected, but inherit 
the same glory. 

4. When a messenger comes 
saying he has a message from 
God, offer him your hand and re- 
quest him to shake hands with 
you. 

5. If he be an angel he will do 
so, and you will feel his hand. 

6. If he be the spirit of a just 
man made perfect he will come 



2d, 76:73, 74. Isa. 24:17—23. 42:7. 49:9. 61:1. Zech. 9:11, 12. 1 Pet. 3:19. 

4:6. 2e f 84:31. Mai. 3:1 — 3. 2f, sees: 127, 128. Sec. 129: a, Matt. 27:52, 

53. Luke 24:36— 40. Rev. 19:10. 22:8,9. He. 14:25. 3 Ne. 23:9— 13. b, Heb. 
12:23. 



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Jin his glory; for that is the only 
" , way he can appear — 

7. Ask him to shake hands 
"with you, but he will not move, 
^because it is contrary to the order 
of heaven for a just man to de- 
ceive; but he will still deliver 
liis message. 

8. If it be the devil as an angel 



of light, when you ask him to 
shake hands he will offer you his 
hand, and you will not feel any- 
thing; you may therefore detect 
him. 

9. These are c three grand 
keys whereby you may know 
whether any administration is 
from God. 



SECTION 130. 

Important Items op Instruction given by Joseph Smith the 

Prophet, at Ramus, Illinois, April 2, 1843. When the Savior 

appears he will be in his true form, that of a man — The abode of the 
angels — The earth in its sanctified and immortalized condition — Proph- 
ecy of great difficulties involving much bloodshed to begin in South 
Carolina — Time of the Lord's coming not definitely made known — 
Intelligence acquired in this life will abide with its possessor — The law 
decreed in heaven, that blessings are obtained only by obedience to the 
laws upon which they are predicated — The Father and the Son possess 
bodies of flesh and bones — The Holy Ghost a personage of spirit. 

1. When the Savior shall ap- 
pear we shall see him as he is. 
We shall see that he is a man 
like ourselves. 

2. And that same sociality 
which exists among us here will 
exist among us there, only it will 
be coupled with eternal glory, 
which glory we do not now enjoy. 

3. John 14 : 23 — The appearing 
of the Father and the Son, in that 
verse, is a personal appearance; 
and the idea that the Father and 
the Son dwell in a man's heart 
is an old sectarian notion, and is 
false. 

4. In answer to the question — 
Is not the reckoning of God's 
time, angel's time, prophet's time, 
and man's time, according to the 
planet on which they reside? 

5. I answer, Yes. But there 
are no angels who minister to 
this earth but those who do be- 
long or have belonged to it. 

c» vera. 1 — 8. 



6. The angels do not reside on 
a planet like this earth; 

7. But they reside in the pres- 
ence of God, on a globe like a sea 
of glass and fire, where all things 
for their glory are manifest, past, 
present, and future, and are con- 
tinually before the Lord. 

8. The place where God re- 
sides is a great Urim and Thum- 
mim. 

9. This earth, in its sanctified 
and immortal state, will be made 
like unto crystal and will be a 
Urim and Thummim to the in- 
habitants who dwell thereon, 
whereby all things pertaining to 
an inferior kingdom, or all king- 
doms of a lower order, will be 
manifest to those who dwell on 
it; and this earth will be Christ's. 

10. Then the white stone men- 
tioned in Revelation 2:17, will 
become a Urim and Thummim to 
each individual who receives one, 



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whereby things pertaining to a 
higher order of kingdoms will 
be made known; 

11. And a white stone is given 
to each of those who come into 
the celestial kingdom, whereon 
is a new name written, which no 
man knoweth save he that re- 
ceive th it. The new name is the 
key word. 

12. I prophesy, in the name of 
the Lord God, that the commence- 
ment of the difficulties which will 
cause much bloodshed previous 
to the coming of the Son of Man 
will be in South Carolina. 

13. It may probably arise 
through the slave question. This 
a voice declared to me, while I 
was praying earnestly on the sub- 
ject, December 25th, 1832. 

14. I was once praying very 
earnestly to know the time of the 
coming of the Son of Man, when 
I heard a voice repeat the follow- 
ing: 

15. Joseph, my son, if thou 
livest until thou art eighty-five 
years old, thou shalt see the face 
of the Son of Man; therefore let 
this suffice, and trouble me no 
more on this matter. 

16. I was left. thus, without 
being able to decide whether this 
coming referred to the beginning 



of the millennium or to some 
previous appearing, or whether I 
should die and thus see his face, j 

17. I believe the coming of the I 
Son of Man will not be any sooner  
than that time. 

18. Whatever principle of in- 
telligence we attain unto in this 
life, it will. rise with us in the 
resurrection. 

19. And if a person gains more 
knowledge and intelligence in this 
life through his diligence and 
obedience than another, he will 
have so much the advantage in 
the world to come. 

20. There is a law, irrevocably 
decreed in heaven before the 
foundations of this world, upon 
which all blessings are predi- 
cated — 

21. And when we obtain any 
blessing from God, it is by obe- 
dience to that law upon which it 
is predicated. 

22. The Father has a body of 
flesh and bones as tangible as 
man's; the Son also; but the Holy 
Ghost has not a body of flesh and 
bones, but is a personage of Spirit. 
Were it not so, the Holy Ghost 
could not dwell in us. 

23. A man may receive the 
Holy Ghost, and it may descend 
upon him and not tarry with him. 



1 






SECTION 131. 

Instructions by Joseph Smith the Prophet, given at Bamus, Illi- 
nois, May 16 and 17, 1843, See History of the Church, vol. 5, pp. 
392, 393. 
and everlasting 
— Impossibility of a man being saved in ignorance — Spirit is matter. 



— Degrees in the celestial glory — Significance of the new I 
ing covenant of marriage — The more sure word of prophecy 



1. In the celestial glory there 
are "three heavens or degrees; 

2. And in order to obtain the 
highest, a man must enter into 
this "order of the priesthood 



[meaning the new and everlast- 
ing covenant of marriage]; 

3. And if he does not, he can- 
not obtain it. 

4. He may enter into the other, 



a, 2 Cor. 12:1—4. b, 132:6—21. 



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239 



but that is the end of his king- 
dom; he cannot have an in- 
crease 

5. (May 17th, 1843.) The more 
sure word of prophecy means a 
man's "knowing that he is sealed 
up unto eternal life, by revela- 
tion and the spirit of prophecy, 
through the power of the Holy 
Priesthood. 



6. It is impossible for a man 
to be saved in ignorance. 

7. There is no such thing as 
immaterial matter. All spirit is 
matter, but it is more fine or 
pure, and can only be discerned 
by purer eyes; 

8. We cannot see it; but when 
our bodies are purified we shall 
see that it is all matter. 



SECTION 132. 



Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, 
Illinois, recorded July 12, 1843, relating to the new and everlasting 
covenant, including the eternity of the marriage covenant, as also 

plurality of wives. The Prophet's inquiry of the Lord — He is told 

to prepare himself to receive the new and everlasting covenant — Con- 
ditions of this law — The power of the Holy Priesthood instituted by 
the Lord must be operative in ordinances to be in effect beyond the 
grave — Marriage by secular authority is- of effect during mortality 
only — Though the form of marriage should make it appear to be for 
time and eternity, the ordinance is not valid beyond the grave unless 
solemnized by the authority of the Holy Priesthood as the Lord directs — 
Marriage duly authorized for time and eternity to be attended by sur- 
passing blessings — Essentials for the attainment of the status of god- 
hood — The meaning of eternal lives — Plurality of wives acceptable only 
when commanded by the Lord — The sin of adultery— Commandment to 
Emma Smith, wife of the Prophet. 



1. Verily, thus saith the Lord 
unto you my servant Joseph, that 
inasmuch as you have inquired 
of my hand to know and under- 
stand wherein I, the Lord, justi- 
fied my servants Abraham, Isaac, 
and Jacob, as also Moses, David 
and Solomon, my servants, as 
touching the principle and doc- 
trine of their having a many wives 
and concubines — 

2. Behold, and lo, I am the 



Lord thy God, and will answer 
thee as touching this matter. 

3. Therefore, prepare thy heart 
to receive and obey the instruc- 
tions which I am about to give 
unto you; for all those who have 
this law revealed unto them "must 
obey the same. 

4. For behold, I reveal unto 
you a c new and an everlasting 
covenant; and if ye abide not that 
^covenant, then are ye damned; 



c, 68:12. 76:53. 124:124. 2 Pet. 1:19. Sec. 132: a, vers. 3, 34, 37 — 40, 
61 — 63. Gen. 16:1 — 3. 25:6. Chaps. 29, 30. 33:5 — 7. 37:2. Ex. 21:7 — 11. 22:16. 
Lev. 18:18. Num. 12:1. Deut. 17:14 — 17. 21:10 — 17. 22:28, 29. 25:5—10. Judgr. 
8:29 — 32. 10:4. 12:8, 9, 13, 14. 1 Sam. 1:1, 2. 25:42, 43. 27:3. 30:5, 8. 2 Sam. 
2:1 — 4. 3:2—5, 14 — 16. 5:13, 23. 12:8. 15:16. 16:21, 22.. 19:5. 20:3. 1 Kings 
11:1 — 10. 15:5. 1 Chron. 2:18, 19, 46, 48. 3:1 — 9. 4:5. 7:4, 14. 8:8, 9. 14:3. 
2 Chron. 11:21. 13:21. 24:2, 3. Isa. 4:1. Hos. 1:2, 3, 6, 8. 3:1 — 3. b, vers. 4, 
5, 13 — 18, 27. c, vers. 3, 5, 13 — 18, 27. 31:2, 3, 4. d, vers. 6, 13 — 18, 27. 



1 



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for no one can 'reject this cove- 
nant and be permitted to enter 
into my glory. 

5. For all who will have a 
blessing at my hands shall 'abide 
the law which was appointed for 
that blessing, and the conditions 
thereof, as were 'instituted from 
before the foundation of the 
world. 

6. And as pertaining to the 
*new and everlasting covenant, it 
was instituted for the fulness of 
my glory; and he that receiveth 
a fulness thereof 'must and shall 
abide the law, or he shall be 
damned, saith the Lord God. 

7. And verily I say unto you, 
that the 'conditions of this law 
are these: All covenants, con- 
tracts, bonds, obligations, oaths, 
vows, performances, connections, 
associations, or expectations, that 
are not made and entered into 
and ^sealed by the Holy Spirit of 
promise, of him who is anointed, 
both as well for time and for all 
eternity, and that too most holy, 
by revelation and commandment 
through the medium of mine 
anointed, whom I have appointed 
on the earth to hold this power 
(and I have appointed unto my 
servant Joseph to hold this power 
in the last days, and there is 
never but one on the earth at a 
time on whom this power and the 
keys of this priesthood are con- 
ferred), are of no efficacy, virtue, 
or force in and after the resur- 
rection from the dead; for all 
contracts that are not made unto 
this end have an end when men 
are dead. 

8. Behold, mine house is a 
house of order, saith the Lord 
God, and not a house of con- 
fusion. 

9. Will I accept of an offering, 



saith the Lord, that is not made 
in my name? 

10. Or will I receive at your 
hands that which I have not ap- 
pointed? 

11. And will I appoint unto 
you, saith the Lord, except it be 
by l law, even as I and my Father 
m ordained unto you, before the 
world was? 

12. I am the Lord thy God; 
and I give unto you this com- 
mandment — that no man shall 
come unto the Father but by me 
or by my word, which is my law, 
saith the Lord. 

13. And everything that is in 
the world, whether it be ordained 
of men, by thrones, or princi- 
palities, or powers, or things of 
name, whatsoever they may be, 
that are not by me or by my 
word, saith the Lord, shall be 
thrown down, and shall "not re- 
main after men are dead, neither 
in nor after the resurrection, 
saith the Lord your God. 

14. For whatsoever things •re- 
main are by me; and whatsoever 
things are not by me shall be 
shaken and destroyed. 

15. Therefore, if a man marry 
him a wife in the world, and he 
marry her not by me nor by my 
word, and he covenant with her 
so long as he is in the world and 
she with him, their 'covenant and 
marriage are not of force when 
they are dead, and when they are 
out of the world; therefore, they 
are not bound by any law when 
they are out of the world. 

16. Therefore, when they are 
«out of the world they neither 
marry nor are given in marriage; 
but are appointed angels in heav- 
en; which angels are ministering 
servants, to minister for those 
who are worthy of a far more, 



e, 131:1 — 4. f, 88:38, 39. g. vers. 11, 28, 63. h, see c. i, see d. 
J, 88:38, 39. k, vers. 19, 46, 47. 1, vers. 5, 63. m, 49:15. See 1. n, vera, 
14 — 18. o, vers. 15 — 27. p, vers. 16, 17. q, Matt. 22:30. Mark 12:25. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 132. 241 

and an exceeding, and an eternal ten in the Lamb's Book of Life, 

weight of glory. that he shall commit no murder 

17. For these angels did not whereby to shed innocent blood, 
abide my law; therefore, they and if ye abide in my covenant, 
cannot be enlarged, but remain and commit no murder whereby 
separately and singly, without ex- to shed innocent blood, it shall be 
altation, in their saved condition, done unto them in all things 
to all eternity; and from hence- whatsoever my servant hath put 
forth are not gods, but are angels upon them, in time, and through 
of God forever and ever. all eternity; and shall be of full 

18. And again, verily I say force wnen tn ey are out of the 
unto you, if a man marry a wife, wor ld; and they shall "pass by the 
and make a covenant with her angels and t he gods, which are 

f2St*™™«^ set tnere ' t0 their exaltation and 
that -covenant is not by me or by x { u tw h th b 

my word, which is my law, and r ",:. " ^ ^"v"' ,r" !*„ " i«!£ 
is not sealed by the Holy Spirit sealed u P° n tneir beads, which 
of promise, through him whom I ^ loT J sna .n be a fulness and a 
have anointed and appointed unto continuation of the seeds forever 
this power, then it is not valid „ A eve £ _ „ x . 
neither of force when they are . 20 - T ^en shall they be "gods, 
out of the world, because they because they have no end; there- 
are not joined by me, saith the fore shall they be from everlast- 
Lord, neither by my word; when in « to everlasting because they 
they are out of the world it can- continue; then shall they be 
not be received there, because the ab °7 e all » because "all things are 
angels and the gods are appointed subject unto them. Then shall 
there, by whom they cannot pass; tb ey be gods, because they have 
they cannot, therefore, inherit my a11 Power, and the angels are sub- 
glory; for my house is a house of ject unto tnem. 
order, saith the Lord God. 21 - verily, verily, I say unto 

19. And again, verily I say unto you » except ye 'abide my law ye 
you, if a man marry a wife by my cannot attain to this glory, 
word, which is my law, and by 22. For v strait is the gate, and 
the *new and everlasting cove- narrow the way that leadeth unto 
nant, and it is 'sealed unto them the exaltation and continuation 
by the Holy Spirit of promise, by of 'the lives, and few there be 
him who is anointed, unto whom that find it, because ye receive me 
I have appointed this power and not in the world neither do ye 
the keys of this priesthood; and know me. 

it shall be said unto them — Ye 23. But if ye receive me in the 

shall come forth in the first resur- world, then shall ye know me, 

rection; and if it be after the first and shall receive 2a your exalta- 

resurrection, in the next resurrec- tion; that where I am ye shall be 

tion; and shall inherit thrones, also. 

kingdoms, principalities, and 24. This is eternal lives — to 

powers, dominions, all heights know the only wise and true God, 

and depths — then shall it be writ- and Jesus Christ, whom he hath 

r, vers. 7, 46, 47. s, see c. t, vers. 7, 46, 47. n, vers. 16 — 18, 20. 
V, vers. 17 — 19, 37. John 10:34, 35. 1 John 3:2. w, 50:26 — 28. x, 131:1 — 4. 
y, 2 Ne. 9:41. 31:9, 17, 18. 33:9. Al. 37:44, 45. He. 3:29, 30. 3 Ne. 14:13, 14. 
s, vers. 30, 31. 2a, John 14:2, 3. 



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sent. I am he. Receive ye, 
therefore, my law. 

25. Broad is the gate, and 
fi6 wide the way that leadeth to the 
deaths; and many there are that 
go in thereat, because they re- 
ceive me not, neither do they 
abide in my law. 

26. Verily, verily, I say unto 
you, if a man 2c marry a wife ac- 
cording to my word, and they are 
"sealed by the Holy Spirit of 
promise, according to mine ap- 
pointment, and he or she shall 
commit any sin or transgression 
of the 2c new and everlasting cove- 
nant whatever, and all manner of 
blasphemies, and if they commit 
no murder wherein they shed in- 
nocent blood, yet 2 'they shall 
come forth in the first resurrec- 
tion, and enter into their exalta- 
tion; but they shall be ^destroyed 
in the flesh, and shall be delivered 
unto the 2h buffetings of Satan 
unto the day of redemption, saith 
the Lord God. 

27. The blasphemy against the 
Holy Ghost, which shall not be 
forgiven in the world nor out of 
the world, is in that ye 2< commit 
murder wherein ye shed innocent 
blood, and assent unto my death, 
after ye have received my 2i new 
and everlasting covenant, saith 
the Lord God; and he that abideth 
not this law can in nowise enter 
into my glory, but shall be 
damned, saith the Lord. 

28. I am the Lord thy God, and 
will give unto thee the law of my 
Holy Priesthood, as was ordained 
by me and my Father before the 
world was. 

29. Abraham received all 
things, whatsoever he received, 
by revelation and commandment, 
by my word, saith the Lord, and 



2 *hath entered into his exaltation 
and sitteth upon his throne. 

30. Abraham received prom- 
ises concerning his seed, and of 
the fruit of his loins — from whose 
loins 2l ye are, namely, my servant 
Joseph — which were to continue 
so long as they were in the world; 
and as touching Abraham and his 
seed, 2m out of the world they 
should continue; both in the 
world and out of the world should 
they continue as innumerable as 
the stars; or, if ye were to count 
the sand upon the seashore ye 
could not number them. 

31. This promise is yours also, 
because ye are of Abraham, and 
the promise was made unto Abra- 
ham; and by this law is the con- 
tinuation of the works of my Fa- 
ther, wherein he glorifieth him- 
self. 

32. Go ye, therefore, and do 
the 2n works of Abraham; enter ye 
into my law and ye shall be saved. 

33. But if ye enter not into my 
law ye cannot receive the promise 
of my Father, which he made 
unto Abraham. 

34. God commanded Abraham, 
and Sarah 2o gave Hagar to Abra- 
ham to wife. And why did she 
do it? Because this was the law; 
and from Hagar sprang many 
people. This, therefore, was ful- 
filling, among other things, the 
promises. 

35. Was Abraham, therefore, 
under condemnation? Verily I 
say unto you, Nay; for I, the 
Lord, commanded it. 

36. Abraham was commanded 
to offer his son Isaac; neverthe- 
less, it was written: Thou shalt 
not kill. Abraham, however, did 
not refuse, and it was accounted 
unto him for righteousness. 



2b f see y. Matt. 7:13. 2c, ver. 19. 2d, vers. 7, 19, 20. 2e, see c. 

2f, vers. 19, 23. 2g, vers. 41 — 43, 54, 63, 64. 2h, see h, sec. 78. 2i, 42:18, 79. 

2j, see c. 2k, ver. 37. Luke 13:28. 21, 2 Ne. 3:7, 11, 12, 14 — 17. 2m, vers. 
19, 31 — 37. 2n, John 8:39. 2o, Gen. 16. 25:12 — 18. 



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243 



37. Abraham received concu- 
bines, and they bore him chil- 
dren; and it was accounted unto 
him for righteousness, because 
they were 2p given unto him, and 
he abode in my law; as Isaac also 
and Jacob did none other things 
than that which they were com- 
manded; and because they did 
none other things than that which 
they were commanded, they have 
entered into their exaltation, ac- 
cording to the promises, and sit 
upon thrones, and are not angels 
but 2 «are gods. 

38. David also received many 
wives and concubines, and also 
Solomon and Moses my servants, 
as also many others of my ser- 
vants, from the beginning of crea- 
tion until this time; and in noth- 
ing did they sin save in those 
things which they 2r received not 
of me. 

39. David's wives and concu- 
bines were 2 *given unto him of 
me, by the hand of Nathan, my 
servant, and others of the proph- 
ets who had the keys of this 
power; and in none of these 
things did he sin against me save 
in the case of Uriah and his wife; 
and, therefore he hath fallen 
from his exaltation, and received 
his portion; and he shall 2 'not 
inherit them out of the world, 
for I gave them unto another, 
saith the Lord. 

40. I am the Lord thy God, and 
I gave unto thee, my servant Jo- 
seph, an appointment, and restore 
all things. Ask what ye will, and 
it shall be given unto you accord- 
ing to my word. 

41. And as ye have asked con- 
cerning adultery, verily, verily, I 
8ay unto you, if a man 2tt receiveth 
a wife in the new and everlasting 



covenant, and if she be with an- 
other man, and I have not ap- 
pointed unto her by the holy 
anointing, she hath committed 
adultery and shall be destroyed. 

42. If she be not in the new 
and everlasting covenant, and 
she be with another man, she has 
2 "committed adultery. 

43. And if her husband be with 
another woman, and he was un- 
der a vow, he hath broken his 
vow and 2w hath committed adul- 
tery. 

44. And if she hath not com- 
mitted adultery, but is innocent 
and hath not broken her vow, and 
she knoweth it, and I reveal it 
unto you, my servant Joseph, then 
shall you have power, by the 
power of my Holy Priesthood, to 
take her and give her unto him 
that 2x hath not committed adul- 
tery but hath been faithful; for 
he shall be made ruler over 
2v many. 

45. For I have conferred upon 
you the keys and power of the 
priesthood, wherein I restore 2 *all 
things, and make known unto you 
all things in due time. 

46. And verily, verily, I say 
unto you, that 8a whatsoever you 
seal on earth shall be sealed in 
heaven; and whatsoever you 
86 bind on earth, in my name and by 
my word, saith the Lord, it shall 
be eternally bound in the heav- 
ens; and whosesoever sins you 
3c remit on earth shall be remit- 
ted eternally in the heavens ; and 
whosesoever sins you 8d retain on 
earth shall be retained in heaven. 

47. And again, verily I say, 
"'whomsoever you bless I will 
bless, and whomsoever you 8 'curse 
I will curse, saith the Lord; for I, 
the Lord, am thy God. 



. 2p, Gen. 25:6. 2q f 133:56. See v. 2r, vers. 7, 19, 39. 2s, vers. 7, 19, 38. 

2 Sam. 12:8. 2t, 2 Sam. 12:11. 16:20 — 23. 2u, vers. 4 — 7, 19. 2v, see m, 
•ec. 42. 2w, see m, sec. 42. 2x, see m, sec. 42. 2y, Luke 19:15 — 26. 
««, Acts 3:21. 3a, see d, sec. 1. 3b, see d, sec. 1. Matt. 18:18. 3c, Matt. 
16:19. John 20:23.- 3d, John 20:23. 3e, 124:93. 3f, 124:93. 



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48. And again, verily I say unto 
you, my servant Joseph, that 
whatsoever you give on earth, 
and to whomsoever you 8 "give any 
one on earth, by my word and ac- 
cording to my law, it shall be 
visited with blessings and not 
cursings, and with my power, 
saith the Lord, and shall be with- 
out condemnation on earth and 
in heaven. 

49. For I am the Lord thy God, 
and will be with thee even unto 
the end of the world, and through 
all eternity; for verily I "seal 
upon you your exaltation, and 
prepare a Si throne for you in the 
kingdom of my Father, with 
Abraham your father. 

50. Behold, I have seen your 
sacrifices, and will forgive all 
your sins; I have seen your sacri- 
fices in obedience to that which 
I have told you. Go, therefore, 
and I make a way for your escape, 
as I accepted the offering of Abra- 
ham of his son Isaac. 

51. Verily, I say unto you: A 
commandment I give unto mine 
handmaid, Emma Smith, your 
wife, whom I have given unto 
you, that she stay herself and 
partake not of that which I com- 
manded you to offer unto her; 
for I did it, saith the Lord, to 
prove you all, as I did Abraham, 
and that I might require an offer- 
ing at your hand, by covenant and 
sacrifice. 

52. And let mine handmaid, 
Emma Smith, receive si all those 
that have been given unto my ser- 
vant Joseph, and who are virtu- 
ous and pure before me; and 
those who are not pure, and have 
said they were pure, shall be de- 
stroyed, saith the Lord God. 

53. For I am the Lord thy God, 
and ye shall obey my voice; and 



I give unto my servant Joseph 
that he shall be made ruler over 
many things; for he hath been 
faithful over a few things, and 
from henceforth I will strengthen 
him. 

5 4 . And I command mine hand- 
maid, Emma Smith, to abide and 
cleave unto my servant Joseph, 
and to none else. But if she will 
not abide this commandment she 
shall be destroyed, saith the 
Lord ; for I am the Lord thy God, 
and will destroy her if she abide 
not in my law. 

55. But if she will not abide 
this commandment, then shall my 
servant Joseph do all things for 
her, even as he hath said; and 
I will bless him and multiply 
him and give unto him an "hun- 
dred-fold in this world, of fathers 
and mothers, brothers and sisters, 
houses and lands, wives and chil- 
dren, and crowns of eternal lives 
in the eternal worlds. 

56. And again, verily I say, let 
mine handmaid forgive my ser- 
vant Joseph his trespasses; and 
then shall she be forgiven her 
trespasses, wherein she has tres- 
passed against me; and I, the 
Lord thy God, will bless her, and 
multiply her, and make her heart 
to rejoice. 

57. And again, I say, let not 
my servant Joseph put his prop- 
erty out of his hands, lest an 
enemy come and destroy him ; for 
Satan seeketh to destroy; for I 
am the Lord thy God, and he is 
my servant; and behold, and lo, 
I am with him, as I was with 
Abraham, thy father, even unto 
his exaltation and glory. 

58. Now, as touching the law 
of the priesthood, there are many 
things pertaining thereunto. 

59. Verily, if a man be called 



auu yrz ontxii vuoy mj vuito, auu ou. v ci njr , ij. a. iu.au. uc w""; 

Zg, ver. 39. 3h, ver. 23. 3i, vers. 19, 37. 3j, ver. 65. 3k, Mark 
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of my Father, as was Aaron, by 
mine own voice, and by the voice 
of him that sent me, and I have 
endowed him with the keys of 
the power of this priesthood, if 
he do anything in my name, and 
according to my law and by my 
word, he will not commit sin, 
and I will justify him. 

60. Let no one, therefore, set 
on my servant Joseph; for I will 
justify him; for he shall do the 
sacrifice which I require at his 
bands for his transgressions, saith 
the Lord your God. 

61. And again, as pertaining 
to the law of the priesthood — If. 
any man espouse a virgin, and 
desire to espouse another, and 
the first give her consent, and if 
he espouse the second, and they 
are virgins, and have vowed to 
no other man, then is he justified; 
he cannot commit adultery for 
they are 8I given unto him; for he 
cannot commit adultery with that 
that belongeth unto him and to 
no one else. 

62. And if he have ten virgins 
given unto him by this law, 8m he 
cannot commit adultery, for they 
belong to him, and they are given 
unto him; therefore is he justi- 
fied. 

63. But if one or either of the 
ten virgins, after she is espoused, 
shall be with another man, she 
has '"committed* adultery, and 
shall be destroyed; for they are 
given unto him to multiply and 
replenish the earth, according to 



my commandment, and to fulfil 
the promise which was given by 
my Father 3o before the founda- 
tion of the world, 'and for their 
exaltation in the eternal worlds, 
that they may bear Sp the souls of 
men; for herein is the work of 
my Father continued, that he may 
be glorified. 

64. And again, verily, verily, 
I say unto you, if any man have 
a wife, who holds the keys of this 
power, and he teaches unto her 
the s «law of my priesthood, as 
pertaining to these things, then 
shall she believe and administer 
unto him, or she shall be de- 
stroyed, saith the Lord your God; 
for I will destroy her; for I will 
magnify my name upon all those 
who receive and abide in my 
law. 

65. Therefore, it shall be law- 
ful in me, if she receive not this 
law, for 8r him to receive all things 
whatsoever I, the Lord his God, 
will give unto him, because she 
did not believe and administer 
unto him according to my word; 
and she then becomes the trans- 
gressor; and he is exempt from 
the law of Sarah, who admin- 
istered unto Abraham according 
to the law when I s *commanded 
Abraham to take Hagar to wife. 

66. And now, as pertaining to 
this law, verily, verily, I say unto 
you, I will reveal more unto you, 
hereafter; therefore, let this suf- 
fice for the present. Behold, I am 
Alpha and Omega. Amen. 



SECTION 133. 

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, 
Ohio, November 3, 1831. Prefacing this revelation the Prophet wrote : 
At this time there were many things which the Elders desired to know, 
relative to preaching the Gospel to the inhabitants of the earth, and 

31, ver. 48. 3m, vers. 19, 20, 48. 3n, ver. 41. 3o, Tit. 1:2. 3p, vers. 
19, 30. 3q, ver. 62. 3r, ver. 65. 3s, vers. 34 — 37. 
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concerning the gathering; and in order to walk by the true light, and 
be instructed from on high, on the 3rd of November, 1831, I inquired 
of the Lord and received the following important revelation, which has 
since been added to the book of Doctrine and Covenants and called the 

Appendix. A proclamation to the people of the Church to gather 

to Zion — This proclamation to be carried by the Elders to the peoples 
of the world — Zion and Jerusalem both to be established — The voice 
of the Lord to issue from each of these centers — The Lost Tribes to be 
remembered by the Lord and to be brought forth from the north 
countries— These to receive their blessings at the hand of Ephraim— 
Graves of the Saints to be opened at the coming of the Lord — The 
doom of those who reject the Lord's message. 



1. Hearken, O ye people of 
•my church, saith the Lord your 
God, and hear the word of the 
Lord concerning you — 

2. The Lord who shall "sud- 
denly come to his temple; the 
Lord who shall come 'down upon 
the world with a curse to judg- 
ment; yea, upon all the nations 
that forget God, and upon all the 
ungodly among you. 

3. For he shall make d bare his 
holy arm in the eyes of all the 
nations, and all the ends of the 
earth shall see the salvation of 
their God. 

4. Wherefore, prepare ye, pre- 
pare ye, O my people; sanctify 
yourselves; e gather ye together, 
O ye people of my church, upon 
the land of Zion, all you that 
have not been commanded to 
tarry. 

5. Go ye 'out from Babylon. 
Be ye clean that bear the vessels 
of the Lord. 

6. Call your "solemn assem- 
blies, and speak often one to an- 
other. And let every man call 
upon the name of the Lord. 

7. Yea, verily I say unto you 
again, the time has come when 
the voice of the Lord is unto you: 
*Go ye out of Babylon; *gather ye 



out from among the nations, from 
the four winds, from one end of 
heaven to the other. 

8. Send forth the elders of 'my 
church unto *the nations which 
are afar off; unto the islands of 
the sea; send forth unto foreign 
lands; call upon all nations, first 
'upon the Gentiles, and then 
m upon the Jews. 

9. And behold, and lo, this 
shall be their cry, and the voice 
of the Lord unto all people: "Go 
ye forth unto the land of Zion, 
that the borders of my people may 
be enlarged, and that her "stakes 
may be strengthened, and that 
Zion may go forth unto the re- 
gions round about. 

10. Yea, let the cry go forth 
among all people: Awake and 
arise and go forth to *meet the 
Bridegroom; behold and lo, the 
Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to 
meet him. Prepare yourselves 
for the «great day of the Lord. 

11. Watch, therefore, for ye 
know neither the day nor the 
hour. 

12. Let them, therefore, who 
are r among the Gentiles flee unto 
Zion. 

13. And let them who be of 
'Judah flee unto Jerusalem, unto 



iue vuiuc uj. tiic j-juru i» uiilu yuu. 10. auu i«t mum wnu uw u* 

*Go ye out of Babylon; 'gather ye * Judah flee unto Jerusalem, unto 

a, see a, sec. 1. b, see d, sec. 36. c, see e, sec. 1. d, Isa. 52:10. 
e, see j, sec. 10. f, see j, sec. 10. g, see 2r, sec. 88. h, see j, sec. 10. 
I, see j, sec. 10. j v see a, sec. 1. k, see b, sec. 1. 1, see o, sec. 18. in, see 
o, sec. 18. n, see j, sec. 10. o, see g, sec. 87; and a, sec. 82. p, see e, 
sec. 1. q, see e, sec. 1. r, see J, sec. 10. s, see o, sec. 45. 



8, see o, sec. 45. 



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the mountains of the Lord's 
house. 

14. Go ye out from among the 
nations, 'even from Babylon, from 
the midst of, wickedness, which 
is spiritual Babylon. 

15. But verily, thus saith the 
Lord, let not your flight be in 
v haste, but let all things be pre- 
pared before you; and he that 
goeth, let him not v look back lest 
sudden destruction shall come 
upon him. 

16. Hearken and hear, O ye in- 
habitants of the earth. Listen, 
ye elders of "my church together, 
and hear the voice of the Lord; 
for he calleth upon all men, and 
he commandeth 'all men every- 
where to repent. 

17. For behold, the Lord God 
hath 'sent forth the angel crying 
through the midst of heaven, 
saying: Prepare ye the way of 
the Lord, and make his paths 
straight, for the 'hour of his com- 
ing is nigh — 

18. When the Lamb shall 
Sa stand upon Mount Zion, and 
with him a hundred and forty- 
four thousand, having his Fa- 
ther's name written on their fore- 
heads. 

19. Wherefore, prepare ye for 
the 26 coming of the Bridegroom; 
go ye, go ye out to meet him. 

20. For behold, he shall 2c stand 
upon the mount of Olivet, and 
upon the mighty ocean, even the 
great deep, and upon the islands 
of the sea, and "upon the land of 
Zion. 

21. And he shall 2e utter his 
voice out of Zion, and he shall 
2 'speak from Jerusalem, and his 
"voice shall be heard among all 
people; 



22. And it shall be a voice as 
the 2 *voice of many waters, and 
as the voice of a great thunder, 
which 2 'shall break down the 
mountains, and the ''valleys shall 
not be found. 

23. He shall command the 
great deep, and it shall be driven 
back into the north countries, 
and the "islands shall become 
one land; 

24. And the land of Jerusalem 
and the land of Zion shall be 
turned back into their own place, 
and the earth shall be like as it 
was in the days 2I before it was 
divided. 

25. And the Lord, even the 
Savior, shall stand in the midst 
of his people, and shall 2m reign 
over all flesh. 

26. And they who are in the 
2n north countries shall come in 
remembrance before the Lord; 
and their prophets shall hear his 
voice, and shall no longer stay 
themselves; and they shall smite 
the rocks, and the ice shall flow 
down at their presence. 

27. And an 2o highway shall be 
cast up in the midst of the great 
deep. 

28. Their enemies shall be- 
come a prey unto them, 

29. Arid in the 2p barren deserts 
there shall come forth pools of 
living water; and the 2 «parched 
ground shall no longer be a 
thirsty land. 

30. And they shall bring forth 
their rich treasures unto the chil- 
dren of Ephraim, my servants. 

31. And the boundaries of the 
2r everlasting hills shall tremble at 
their presence. 

32. And there shall they fall 
down and be crowned with glory, 



t, see J, sec. 10. 



_, _, o, see j, sec. 10. v, Gen. 19:26. w, see a, sec. 1. 

X, see b, sec. 1. y, see sees. 13, 27. z, see e, sec. 1. 2a, Rev. 14:1. 2b. see 
€, sec. 1. 2c. 45:48. 2d, 3 Ne. 20:22. 21:25. 2e, Joel 3:16. 2f, Joel 3:16. 
2r, 45:49. 2h, 110:3. Rev. 19:6. 2i. ver. 40. " 
2k, ver. 24. Rev. 6 
110;11. 2o, Isa. 
2r, Hab. 3:60. 



8. 2d, 3 Ne. 20:22. 21:25. 2e, Joel 3:16. 2f, Joel 3:16. 

0:3. Rev. 19:6. 2i, ver. 40. 49:23. Isa. 40:4. 2j, see 21. 

1:15. 21, Gen. 10:25. Isa. 62:4. 2m, see e, sec. 1. 2n, 

51:9 — 11. 35:8-10. 2p, Isa. 35:6, 7. 2q, Isa. 35:6. 7. 



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even in Zion, by the hands of the 
servants of the Lord, even the 
2 *children of Ephraim. 

33. And they shall be filled 
with 2 'songs of everlasting joy. 

34. Behold, this is the blessing 
of the everlasting God upon the 
tribes of Israel, and the 2u richer 
blessing upon the head of Eph- 
raim and his fellows. 

35. And they also of the tribe 
of Judah, 2v after their pain shall 
be sanctified in holiness before 
the Lord, to dwell in his presence 
day and night, forever and ever. 

36. And now, verily saith the 
Lord, that these things might be 
known among you, O inhabitants 
of the earth, I have 2w sent forth 
mine angel flying through the 
midst of heaven, having the ever- 
lasting gospel, who hath appeared 
unto 2 *some and hath committed 
it unto man, who shall appear 
unto 2y many that dwell on the 
earth. 

37. And this gospel shall be 
preached 2 *unto every nation, and 
kindred, and tongue, and people. 

38. And the servants of God 
shall go forth, saying with a loud 
voice: Fear God and give glory 
to him, for the hour of his judg- 
ment is come; 

3 9 . And worship him that made 
heaven, and earth, and the sea, 
and the fountains of waters — 

40. Calling upon the name of 
the Lord day and night, saying: 
O that thou wouldst Sa rend the 
heavens, that thou wouldst come 
down, that the mountains might 
flow down at thy presence. 

41. And it shall be answered 
upon their heads; for the pres- 
ence of the Lord shall be as the 
"melting fire that burneth, and 



as the fire which causeth the wa- 
ters to boil. 

42. O Lord, thou shalt come 
down to make thy name known 
to thine adversaries, and all na- 
tions shall 8c tremble at thy pres- 
ence — 

43. When thou doest "terrible 
things, things they look not for; 

44. Yea, when thou comest 
down, and the ''mountains flow 
down at thy presence, thou shalt 
meet him who rejoiceth and work- 
eth righteousness, who remem- 
bereth thee in thy ways. 

45. For since the beginning of 
the world have not men heard 
nor perceived by the ear, neither 
hath any eye seen, O God, besides 
thee, how "great things thou 
hast prepared for him that wait- 
eth for thee. 

4 6. And it shall be said : "Who 
is this that cometh down from 
God in heaven with dyed gar- 
ments; yea, from the regions 
which are not known, clothed in 
his glorious apparel, traveling in 
the greatness of his strength? 

47. And he shall say: I am he 
who spake in righteousness, 
mighty to save. 

48. And the Lord shall be 
8 *red in his apparel, and his gar- 
ments like him that treadeth in 
the wine-vat. 

49. And so great shall be the 
"glory of his presence that the 
sun shall hide 8 'his face in shame, 
and the moon shall withhold its 
light, and the stars shall he 
8fc hurled from their places. 

50. And his voice . shall he 
heard: a, I have trodden the wine- 
press alone, and have brought 
judgment upon all people; and 
none were with me; 



2s, Gen. 48:16, 19. 49:22 — 26. Deut. 33:13 — 17. 1 Chron. 6:1. 2t, Isa. 35:10. 

51:11. Jer. 31:12. 2u, see 2s. 2v, 45:51 — 53. Zech. 12:10 — 14. 2w, Rev. 

14:6. 2x, 20:6. See Testimony of Three Witnesses, Book of Mormon. tj$ 

77:8. 88:103, 104. 2s, Rev. 14:6. 3a, Isa. 64:1. 3b, Isa. 64:2. 3c, Isa. 

64:2. 3d, Isa. 64:3. 3e, Isa. 64:3. 3f. Isa. 64:4. 3g\ Isa. 63:1. 3h, Isa. 

63:2. 31, Isa. 24:23. See n, sec. 29. 3J, Isa. 24:23. 3k, Isa. 13:9 — 12. See 
n, sec. 29. 31, Isa. 63:3. 



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51. And I have trampled them 
In my fury, and I ,did tread upon 
them in mine anger, and their 
blood have I sprinkled upon my 
garments, and stained all my 
raiment; for this was the 8m day 
of vengeance which was in my 
heart. 

52. And now the 8n year of my 
redeemed is come ; and they shall 
mention the loving kindness of 
their Lord, and all that he has 
bestowed upon them according to 
his goodness, and according to 
his loving kindness, forever and 
ever. 

53. In all their afflictions he 
was afflicted. And the angel of 
his presence saved them; and in 
his love, and in his pity, he re- 
deemed them, and bore them, and 
carried them all the days of old; 

54. Yea, and Enoch also, and 
they who were with him; the 
prophets who were before him; 
and Noah also, and they who 
were before him; and Moses also, 
and they who were before him; 

55. And from Moses to 3o Eli jah, 
and from 8 *Elijah to John, who 
were with Christ in his resurrec- 
tion, and the holy apostles, with 
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, shall 
be in the presence of the Lamb. 

56. And the 8 «graves of the 
saints shall be opened; and they 
shall come forth and stand on the 
right hand of the Lamb, when he 
shall 8r stand upon Mount Zion, 
and upon the holy city, the New 
Jerusalem; and they shall sing 
the song of the Lamb, day and 
night forever and ever. 

57. And for this cause, that 
men might be made partakers of 
the glories which were to be re- 
vealed, the Lord sent forth the 
fulness of his gospel, his ^ever- 



lasting covenant, reasoning in 
plainness and simplicity — 
. 58. To prepare the 8 'weak for 
those things which are coming on 
the earth, and for the Lord's er- 
rand in the day when the weak 
shall confound the wise, and 8u the 
little one become a strong nation, 
and 3,, two shall put their tens of 
thousands to flight. 

59. And by the weak things of 
the earth the Lord shall thrash 
the nations by the power of his 
Spirit. 

'60. And for this cause these 
commandments were given; they 
were commanded to be kept from 
the world in the day that they 
were given, but now are to aw go 
forth unto all flesh — 

61. And this according to the 
mind and will of the Lord, who 
ruleth over all flesh. 

62. And unto him that repent- 
eth and sanctifieth himself before 
the Lord shall be given eternal 
life. 

63. And upon them that heark- 
en not to the voice of the Lord 
shall be fulfilled that which was 
written by the prophet Moses, 
that they should be 8 *cut off from 
among the people. 

64. And also that which was 
written by the 8y prophet Malachi : 
For, behold, the day cometh that 
shall burn as an oven, and all the 
proud, yea, and all that do wick- 
edly, shall be stubble; and the 
day that cometh shall burn them 
up, saith the Lord of hosts, that 
it shall leave them neither root 
nor branch. 

65. Wherefore, this shall be 
the answer of the Lord unto 
them: 

66. In that day when I came 
unto mine own, no man among 



3m, Isa. 63:4. 3n, Isa. 63:4, 7 — 9. 3o, see a, sec. 2. 3p, see a, sec. 2. 
3q, see m, sec. 29. 3r, see 2d. 3s, see k, sec. 1. 3t, see j, sec. 1. 3u, Isa. 
60:22. 3v, Deut. 32:29, 30. 3w, see b, sec. 1. 3x, 1 Ne. 22:20, 21. 3 Ne. 
20:23. 21:11. Acts 3:22, 23. 3y, Mai. 4:1. 



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you received me, and you were 
driven out. 

67. When I called again there 
was none of you to answer; yet 
my 8 *arm was not shortened at 
all that I could not redeem, nei- 
ther my power to deliver. 

68. Behold, at my rebuke I 
dry up the sea. I make the rivers 
a wilderness ; their fish stink, and 
die for thirst. 

69. I clothe the heavens with 
blackness, and make sackcloth 
their covering. 

70. And this shall ye have of 
my hand — 4a ye shall lie down in 
sorrow. 



71. Behold, and lo, there are 
none to deliver you ; for ye obeyed 
not my voice when I called to yon 
out of the heavens; ye believed 
not my servants, and 4 *when they 
were sent unto you ye received 
them not. 

7 2. Wherefore, 40 they sealed up 
the testimony and bound up the 
law, and ye were delivered over 
unto darkness. 

73. These shall go away into 
4d outer darkness, where there is 
weeping, and wailing, and gnash- 
ing of teeth. 

74. Behold the Lord your God 
hath spoken it. Amen. 



SECTION 134. 



A Declaration of Belief regarding Governments and Laws in 
general, adopted by unanimous vote at a general assembly of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held at Kirtland, Ohio, 
August 17, 1835, with the following preamble: That our belief with 
regard to earthly governments and laws' in general may not be misin- 
terpreted nor misunderstood, we have thought proper to present at 

the close of this volume our opinion concerning the same. This 

was inserted near the end of the Book of Commandments, as com- 
piled at that time. See History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 247. 



1. We believe that govern- 
ments were instituted of God for 
the benefit of man; and that he 
holds men accountable for their 
acts in relation to them, both in 
making laws and administering 
them, for the good and safety of 
society. 

2. We believe that no govern- 
ment can exist in peace, except 
such laws are framed and held 
inviolate as will secure to each 
individual the free exercise of 
conscience, the right and control 
of property, and the protection of 
life. 

3. We believe that all govern- 
ments necessarily require civil 



officers and magistrates to en- 
force the laws of the same; and 
that such as will administer the 
law in equity and justice should 
be sought for and upheld by the 
voice of the people if a republic, 
or the will of the sovereign. 

4. We believe that religion is 
instituted of God; and that men 
are amenable to him, and to him 
only, for the exercise of it, unless 
their religious opinions prompt 
them to infringe upon the rights 
and liberties of others; but we do 
not believe that human law has 
a right to interfere in prescribing 
rules of worship to bind the con- 
sciences of men, nor dictate forms 



3z, Isa. 50:2. 
4d, see e, sec. 19. 



4a, Isa. 50:11. 



4b, 2 Ne. 28:32. 4c, see d, sec. 1. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 134. 



251 



for public or private devotion; 
that the civil magistrate should 
restrain crime, but never control 
conscience; should punish guilt, 
but never suppress the freedom 
of the soul. 

5. We believe that all men are 
bound to sustain and uphold the 
respective governments in which 
they reside, while protected in 
their inherent and inalienable 
rights by the laws of such govern- 
ments; and that sedition and re- 
bellion are unbecoming every citi- 
zen thus protected, and should be 
punished accordingly; and that 
all governments have a right to 
enact such laws as in their own 
judgments are best calculated to 
secure the public interest; at 
the same time, however, hold- 
ing sacred the freedom of con- 
science. 

6. We believe that every man 
should be honored in his station, 
rulers and magistrates as such, 
being placed for the protection of 
the innocent and the punishment 
of the guilty; and that to the 
laws all men owe respect and def- 
erence, as without them peace 
and harmony would be supplanted 
by anarchy and terror; human 
laws being instituted for the ex- 
press purpose of regulating our 
interests as individuals and na- 
tions, between man and man ; and 
divine laws given of heaven, pre- 
scribing rules on spiritual con- 
cerns, for faith and worship, both 
to be answered by man to his 
Maker. 

7. We believe that rulers, 
states, and governments have a 
right, and are bound to enact laws 
for the protection of all citizens 
in the free exercise of their re- 
ligious belief; but we do not be- 
lieve that they have a right in 
justice to deprive citizens of this 
privilege, or proscribe them in 



their opinions, so long as a re- 
gard and reverence are shown to 
the laws and such religious opin- 
ions do not justify sedition nor 
conspiracy. 

8. We believe that the commis- 
sion of crime should be punished 
according to the nature of ' the 
offense; that murder, treason, 
robbery, theft, and the breach of 
the general peace, in all respects, 
should be punished according to 
their criminality and their ten- 
dency to evil among men, by the 
laws of that government in which 
the offense is committed; and for 
the public peace and tranquility 
all men should step forward and 
use their ability in bringing of- 
fenders against good laws to pun- 
ishment. 

9. We do not believe it just to 
mingle religious influence with 
civil government, whereby one re- 
ligious society is fostered and an- 
other proscribed in its spiritual 
privileges, and the individual 
rights of its members, as citizens, 
denied. 

10. We believe that all reli- 
gious societies have a right to 
deal with their members for dis- 
orderly conduct, according to the 
rules and regulations of such so- 
cieties; provided that such deal- 
ings be for fellowship and good 
standing; but we do not believe 
that any religious society has 
authority to try men on the right 
of property or life, to take from 
them this world's goods, or to 
put them in jeopardy of either 
life or limb, or to inflict any 
physical punishment upon them. 
They can only excommunicate 
them from their society, and 
withdraw from them their fellow- 
ship. 

1 1 . We believe that men should 
appeal to the civil law for redress 
of all wrongs and grievances, 



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where personal abuse is inflicted 
or the right of property or char- 
acter infringed, where such laws 
exist as will protect the same; 
but we believe that all men are 
justified in defending themselves, 
their friends, and property, and 
the government, from the unlaw- 
ful assaults and encroachments 
of all persons in times of exi- 
gency, where immediate appeal 
cannot be made to the laws, and 
relief afforded. 

12. We believe it just to preach 
the gospel to the nations of the 
earth, and warn the righteous to 



save themselves from the corrup- 
tion of the world; but we do not 
believe it right to interfere with 
bond-servants, neither preach the 
gospel to, nor baptize them con- 
trary to the will and wish of their 
masters, nor to meddle with or 
influence them in the least to 
cause them to be dissatisfied with 
their situations in this life, there- 
by jeopardizing the lives of men; 
such interference we believe to be 
unlawful and unjust, and dan- 
gerous to the peace of every gov- 
ernment allowing human beings 
to be held in servitude. 



SECTION 135. 

Martyrdom of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and his brother, Hyrum 
Smith the Patriarch, at Carthage, Illinois, June 27, 1844. See History 
of the Church, vol. 6, p. 612. 



1. To seal the testimony of this 
book and the Book of Mormon, we 
announce the martyrdom of Jo- 
seph Smith the Prophet, and Hy- 
rum Smith the Patriarch. They 
were shot in Carthage jail, on the 
27th of June, 1844, about five 
o'clock p. m., by an armed mob — 
painted black — of from 150 to 
200 persons. Hyrum was shot 
first and fell calmly, exclaiming: 
I am a dead man! Joseph leaped 
from the window, and was shot 
dead in the attempt, exclaiming: 
Lord my God! They were both 
shot after they were dead, in a 
brutal manner, and both received 
four balls. 

2. John Taylor and Willard 
Richards, two of the Twelve, were 
the only persons in the room at 
the time; the former was wounded 
in a savage manner with four 
balls, but has since recovered; 
the latter, through the providence 
of God, escaped, without even a 
hole in his robe. 



3. Joseph Smith, the Prophet 
and Seer of the Lord, has done 
more, save Jesus only, for the 
salvation of men in this world, 
than any other man that ever 
lived in it. In the short space of 
twenty years, he has brought 
forth the Book of Mormon, which 
he translated by the gift and 
power of God, and has been the 
means of publishing it on two 
continents; has sent the fulness 
of the everlasting gospel, which 
it contained, to the four quarters 
of the earth; has brought forth 
the revelations and command- 
ments which compose this book 
of Doctrine and Covenants, and 
many other wise documents and 
instructions for the benefit of the 
children of men; gathered many 
thousands of the Latter-day 
Saints, founded a great city, and 
left a fame and name that can- 
not be slain. He lived great, and 
he died great in the eyes of God 
and his people; and like most of 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 135. 



253 



the Lord's anointed in ancient 
times, has sealed his mission and 
his works with his own blood; 
and so has his brother Hyrum. 
In life they were not divided, and 
in death they were not sepa- 
rated ! 

4. When Joseph went to Car- 
thage to deliver himself up to the 
pretended requirements of the 
law, two or three days previous 
to his assassination, he said: "I 
am going like a lamb to the 
slaughter; but I am calm as a 
summer's morning; I have a con- 
science void of offense towards 
God, and towards all men. I 

SHALL DIE INNOCENT, AND IT SHALL 
YET BE SAID OF ME — HE WAS MUR- 
DERED in cold blood." — The same 
morning, after Hyrum had made 
ready to go — shall it be said to 
the slaughter? yes, for so it was 
— he read the following para- 
graph, near the close of the 
twelfth chapter of Ether, in the 
Book of Mormon, and turned 
down the leaf upon it: 

5. And it came to pass that I 
prayed unto the Lord that he 
would give unto the Gentiles grace, 
that they might have charity. And 
it came to pass that the Lord said 
unto me: If they have not charity 
it mattereth not unto thee, thou 
hast been faithful; wherefore thy 
garments are clean. And because 
thou hast seen thy weakness, thou 
shalt be made strong, even unto the 
sitting down in the place which I 
have prepared in the mansions of 
my Father. And now I . . . . bid 
farewell unto the Gentiles; yea, 
and also unto my brethren whom 
I love, until we shall meet before 
the judgment-seat of Christ, where 
all men shall know that my gar- 
ments are not spotted with your 
blood. The testators are now 
dead, and their testament is in 
force. 



6. Hyrum Smith was forty-four 
years old in February, 1844, and 
Joseph Smith was thirty-eight in 
December, 1843; and hencefor- 
ward their names will be classed 
among the martyrs of religion; 
and the reader in every nation 
will be reminded that the Book 
of Mormon, and this book of Doc- 
trine and Covenants of the church, 
cost the best blood of the nine- 
teenth century to bring them 
forth for the salvation of a ruined 
world; and that if the fire can 
scathe a green tree for the glory 
of God, how easy it will burn up 
the dry trees to purify the vine- 
yard of corruption. They lived 
for glory; they died for glory; 
and glory is their eternal reward. 
From age to age shall their names 
go down to posterity as gems for 
the sanctified. 

7. They were innocent of any 
crime, as they had often been 
proved before, and were only con- 
fined in jail by the conspiracy of 
traitors and wicked men; and 
their innocent blood on the floor 
of Carthage jail is a broad seal 
affixed to "Mormonism" that can- 
not be rejected by any court on 
earth, and their innocent blood on 
the escutcheon of the State of 
Illinois, with the broken faith of 
the State as pledged by the gov- 
ernor, is a witness to the truth of 
the everlasting gospel that all the 
world cannot impeach; and their 
innocent blood on the banner of 
liberty, and on the magna charta 
of the United States, is an am- 
bassador for the religion of Jesus 
Christ, that will touch the hearts 
of honest men among all nations; 
and their innocent blood, with the 
innocent blood of all the martyrs 
under the altar that John saw, 
will cry unto the Lord of Hosts 
till he avenges that blood on the 
earth. Amen. 



254 DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 136. 

SECTION 136. 

The Word and Will of the Lord, given through President Brig- 
ham Young, at the Winter Quarters of the Camp of Israel, Omaha 
Nation, West Bank of Missouri Biver, near Council Bluffs, Iowa, 

January 14, 1847. Plan of organization for migration to the 

West — Admonitions to righteousness — The Lord to be praised both in 
times of joy and of sorrow — Needful that Joseph Smith the Prophet 
should have sealed his testimony with his blood. 

1. The Word and Will of the neers to prepare for putting in 
Lord concerning the Camp of spring crops. 
Israel in their journeyings to the 8. Let each company bear an 
"West* 'equal proportion, according to 

2 Let all the people of the the dividend of their property, in 
'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- taking the poor, the widows, the 
day Saints, and those who jour- fatherless, and the families of 
ney with them, be organized into those who have g one Into the 
*«« «,4*i. « />svtranont QnH army, that the cries of the widow 
^mv^teB.^ha.^en^t^d and ^ he father iess come not up 
promise to keep all the c ommand- ^ f ne Lord 

ments and statutes of the Lord tWg people 

0U I ? 1 iL fc » „ v~ ~- 9. Let each company prepare 

3 ; L , et *]£ •companies be or- houses , and fields for raising 

ganized with captains of hun- ai for tnoge who are tQ re _ 

dreds, captains of fifties, and cap- main behind tWg season; and 

tains of tens, with a President thig lg the wiU Qf fhB Lord con . 

and his two counselors at their cerni his people 

head under the direction of the 1Q Let every man use aU hi8 

•Twelve Apostles. influence and property to remove 

4. And this shall be our cove- thig p e0 ple to the place where the 
nant— that we will walk in all the Lord ghall locate a . sta ke of Zion. 
ordinances of the Lord. n And if ye do this >witn a 

5. Let each company provide pure heart, in all faithfulness, ye 
themselves with all the teams, s hall be blessed; you shall be 
wagons, provisions, clothing, and blessed in your flocks, and in your 
other necessaries for the journey, herds, and in your fields, and in 
that they can. your houses, and in your fami- 

6. When the companies are or- Hes. 

ganized let them go to with their 12. Let my servants Ezra T. 
might, to prepare for those who Benson and Erastus Snow organ- 
are to tarry. ize a company. 

7. Let each company, with their 13. And let my servants Orson 
captains and presidents, decide Pratt and Wilford Woodruff or- 
how many can go next spring; ganize a company. 

then choose out a sufficient num- 14. Also, let my servants 

ber of able-bodied and expert Amasa Lyman and George A. 

men, to take teams, seeds, and Smith organize a company. 

farming utensils, to go as pio- 15. And appoint presidents, and 

a, see a, sec. 1. b, Ex. 18:21 — 27. c, 107:24. d, 38:24 — 27. 42:30. 
e, see g, sec. 87; and e, sec. 82. 



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 136. 



255 



captains of hundreds, and of fif- 
ties, and of tens. 

16. And let my servants that 
have been appointed go and teach 
this, my will, to the saints, that 
they may be ready to go to a land 
of peace. 

17. Go thy way and do as I 
have told you, and fear not thine 
enemies; for they shall not have 
power to stop my work. 

18. Zion shall be 'redeemed in 
mine own due time. 

19. And if any man shall seek 
to build up himself, and seeketh 
not my counsel, he shall have no 
power, and his folly shall be 
made manifest. 

20. Seek ye; and keep all your 
pledges one with another; and 
covet not that which is thy 
brother's. 

21. Keep yourselves from evil 
to take the "name of the Lord in 
vain, for I am the Lord your God, 
even the God of your fathers, the 
God of Abraham and of Isaac and 
of Jacob. 

22. I am he who led the chil- 
dren of Israel out of the land of 
Egypt; and my arm is stretched 
out in the last days to save my 
people Israel. 

23. Cease to ^contend one with 
another; cease to *speak evil one 
of another. 

24. Cease drunkenness; and 
let your words tend to edifying 
one another. 

25. If thou borrowest of thy 
neighbor, thou shalt restore that 
which thou hast borrowed; and 
if thou canst not repay then go 
straightway and tell thy neigh- 
bor, lest he condemn thee. 

26. If thou shalt find that 
which thy neighbor has lost, thou 
shalt make diligent search till 
thou shalt deliver it to him again. 



27. Thou shalt be diligent in 
preserving what thou hast, that 
thou mayest be a 'wise steward; 
for it is the free gift of the Lord 
thy God, and thou art his steward. 

28. If thou art merry, praise 
the Lord with singing, with music, 
with dancing, and with a prayer 
of praise and thanksgiving. 

29. If thou art sorrowful, call 
on the Lord thy God with suppli- 
cation, that your souls may be 
joyful. 

30. Fear not thine enemies, 
for they are in mine hands and I 
will do my pleasure with them. 

31. My people must be tried in 
all things, that they may be pre- 
pared to receive the glory that I 
have for them, even the glory of 
Zion; and he that will not *bear 
chastisement is not worthy of my 
kingdom. 

32. Let him that is ignorant 
learn wisdom by humbling him- 
self and calling upon the Lord 
his God, that his eyes may be 
opened that he may see, and his 
ears opened that he may hear; 

33. For my Spirit is sent forth 
into the world to enlighten the 
humble and contrite, and to the 
condemnation of the ungodly. 

34. Thy brethren have re- 
jected you and your testimony, 
even the nation that has driven 
you out; 

35. And now cometh the day 
of their calamity, even the days 
of sorrow, like a woman that is 
taken in travail; and their sor- 
row shall be great unless they 
speedily repent, yea, very speed- 
ily. 

36. For they killed the proph- 
ets, and them that were sent unto 
them; and they have shed 'inno- 
cent blood, which crieth from the 
ground against them. 



f, see h, sec. 103. g, 63:61 — 64. 

J t see o, sec. 42. k, 90:36. 97:26. 

1 Ne. 14:13. 22:14. 2 Ne. 5:16. Morm. 



h, 3 Ne. 11:29, 30. i, 20:54. 88:124. 
1, 58:53. 63:28 — 31. Rev. 18:24. 19:2. 
8:27, 40, 41. Eth. 8:22—24. 




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DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS, 136. 



37. Therefore, marvel not at 
these things, for ye are not yet 
pure; ye can not yet bear my 
glory; but ye shall behold it if 
ye are faithful in keeping all my 
words that I have given you, from 
the days of Adam to Abraham, 
from Abraham to Moses, from 
Moses to Jesus and his apostles, 
and from Jesus and his apostles 
to Joseph Smith, whom I did call 
upon by mine angels, my min- 
istering servants, and by mine 
own voice out of the heavens, to 
bring forth my work; 

38. Which foundation he did 
lay, and was faithful; and I took 
him to myself. 

39. Many have marveled be- 



cause of his death; but it was 
needful that he should m seal his 
testimony with his blood, that he 
might be honored and the wicked 
might be condemned. 

40. Have I not delivered you 
from your enemies, only in that 
I have left a witness of my 
name? 

41. Now, therefore, hearken, 
ye. people of my church; and ye 
elders listen together; you have 
received my kingdom. 

42. Be diligent in keeping all 
my commandments, lest judg- 
ments come upon you, and your 
faith fail you, and your enemies 
triumph over you. So no more 
at present. Amen and Amen. 



m, sec. 136. 



OFFICIAL DECLARATION 



To Whom it may Concern : 

Press dispatches having been sent for political purposes, from 
Salt Lake City, which have been widely published, to the effect that 
the Utah Commission, in their recent report to the Secretary of the 
Interior, allege that plural marriages are still being solemnized and 
that forty or more such marriages have been contracted in Utah 
since last June or during the past year, also that in public discourses 
the leaders of the Church have taught, encouraged and urged the 
continuance of the practice of polygamy — 

I, therefore, as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints, do hereby, in the most solemn manner, declare that 
these charges are false. We are not teaching polygamy or plural 
marriage, nor permitting any person to enter into its practice, and 
I deny that either forty or any other number of plural marriages 
have during that period been solemnized in our Temples or in any 
other place in the Territory. 

One case has been reported, in which the parties allege that the 
marriage was performed in the Endowment House, in Salt Lake 
City, in the Spring of 1889, but I have not been able to learn who 



OFFICIAL DECLARATION 257 

performed the ceremony; whatever was done in this matter was 
without my knowledge. In consequence of this alleged occurrence 
the Endowment House was, by my instructions, taken down without 
delay. 

Inasmuch as laws have been enacted by Congress forbidding plural 
marriages, which laws have been pronounced constitutional by the 
court of last resort, I hereby declare my intention to submit to those 
laws, and to use my influence with the members of the Church over 
which I preside to have them do likewise. 

There is nothing in my teachings to the Church or in those of my 
associates, during the time specified, which can be reasonably con- 
strued to inculcate or encourage polygamy; and when any Elder of 
the Church has used language which appeared to convey any such 
teaching, he has been promptly reproved. And I now publicly de- 
clare that my advice to the Latter-day Saints is to refrain from 
contracting any marriage forbidden by the law of the land. 

Wilfobd Woodruff 
President of the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-day Saints. 

President Lorenzo Snow offered the following: 

"I move that, recognizing Wilford Woodruff as the President of 
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the only man 
on the earth at the present time who holds the keys of the sealing 
ordinances, we consider him fully authorized by virtue of his posi- 
tion to issue the Manifesto which has been read in our hearing, and 
which is dated September 24th, 1890, and that as a Church in Gen- 
eral Conference assembled, we accept his declaration concerning 
plural mtrriages as authoritative and binding." 

The vote to sustain the foregoing motion was unanimous. 

Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6, 1890. 



NDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



lerals refer to sections and verses. Thus, 8:6 indicates Section 8 
se 6 of that Section. In general, the verse in which the beginning 
subject-matter occurs is the only one specified. 



fift of, 8:6; Oliver Cowdery to 
sdient even as, 28:3; literal 
dant of, and the firstborn's 
:o bishopric, 68:16; descendant 
st be ordained by First Presi- 

to be qualified to officiate, 
right to priesthood of, descends 
atner to son, 68:21; a priest- 
confirmed on, and his seed, 

law of carnal commandments 
he house of, 84:27; sons of 

and, to offer sacrifice in the 
of the Lord, 84:31; and to be 
with glory, 84:32; whoso is 
1 unto obtaining these two 
oods become the sons of Moses 
84:34; bishop chosen from 
iants of, 107:16, 69, 76; de- 
nts of, may act in office of 

without counselors, 107:76; if 
be called by the Father as was, 

Priesthood, see Priesthood of 

he that exalteth himself shall 

1:42; inasmuch as thou hast 

thyself thou shalt be exalted, 

sceived the priesthood from 
84:16. 

tions, Nephites destroyed be- 
of, 3:18; hearts of certain 
men full of, 10:21; shall not 
29:21; seen in the church, 50:4; 
ion of, in the last days, 84:117; 
the wicked, 88:85; mother of, 
:o be burned, 88:94; indignation 
Lord kindled against, 97:24. 
t, Lord will drink of the fruit 
vine with, 27:10; Esaias blessed 
:13; received priesthood from 
eedek, 84:14; the faithful be- 
ne seed of, 84:34; law of for- 
:e given to, 98:32; commanded 
• up his only son, 101:4, 132:36; 
to be chastened and tried even 
:4; saints are seed of, 103:17; 
to return to lands of, 109:641 
;ation of gospel of, committed 
is, 110:12; Joseph Smith, Sen., 
with, 124:19; promise to, re- 
to the prophet Joseph, 124:58, 
received all things by revela- 



tion, 132:29: seed of, to continue, 
132:30; do the works of, 132:32; God 
commanded and Sarah gave him 
Hagar, 132:34; why not under con- 
demnation, 132:35; in kingdom of my 
Father with, 132:49; Sarah adminis- 
tered to, according to the law, 132:65; 
received concubines, 132:37; in the 

Sresence of the Lamb, 133:55; the 
od of. Isaac and Jacob, 136:21; words 
of God given from Adam to, 136:37. 

Abridgment, of the account of Nephi 
contained in lost manuscript, 10:44. 

Abundance, animals provided in, 49:19; 
multiplied through manifestations of 
the Spirit, 70:13; greed with, to be 
punished, 104:18; solitary places to 
bring forth in, 117:7. 

Abuses, facts of, to be gathered up, 
123:1. 

Accepted, offerings of saints, 124:51. 

Accomplished, things to be, 45:72; 
power to accomplish, 105:37. 

Account, engraven upon plates of Nephi, 
10:38; account gifts as of God, 50:34; 
every steward to render, 72:3. 

Accountable, children not tempted by 
Satan until they become, 29:4/; every 
man, for his own sins, 101:78; as 
stewards over earthly blessings, 
104:13; men held, for acts in relation 
to governments, 134:1. 

Accountability, children of years of, 
must repent and be baptized, 18:42; 
years of, prerequisite to baptism, 
20:71. 

Accuser and Accused, in church tri- 
bunals, 102:18. 

Acquaintance, expedient to form, with 
men, 111:3. 

Act, bring to pass my strange, 95:4, 
101:95. 

Acts, secret, to be revealed, 1:3, 88:108 
to 110. 

Adam, Michael, the prince of all, 27:11; 
your father, whom I created, 29:34; an 
agent unto himself, 29:35; tempted by 
the devil, 29:36, 40; transgression of, 
29:40; spiritual death of, 29:41; angels 
declare repentance and redemption 
unto, 29:42; Abel received priesthood 
from; the first man, 84:16; evangelical 
order of priesthood instituted in days 



259 



260 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



of, 107:41; Seth ordained by, 107:42; 
Seth his express likeness, 107:43; 
Enos ordained by, 107:44; Cainan met 
Adam, 107:45; Mahalaleel ordained by, 
107:46; Jared ordained by, 107:47; 
Enoch ordained by, 107:48; Methuselah 
ordained by, 107:50; his last blessing, 
107:53; Michael the archangel, 107:54, 
128:21; Lord administered comfort to, 
107:55; predicted concerning his pos- 
terity, 107:56; shall visit his people in 
Adam-ondi-Ahman, sec. 116; Olaha 
Shinehah, the land where Adam dwelt, 
11*7:8; dispensations from Adam to the 
present revealed, 128:18; from Adam 
to Abraham, 136:37. 

Adam-ondi-Ahman, God established the 
foundations of, 78:15; Adam and his 
posterity in valley of, 107:53; where 
Adam shall visit his people, sec. 116; 
room enough upon the mountains of, 
117:8; Newel K. Whitney to come up 
to the land of, 117:11. 

Added, all things to be, 11:22, 23; seek 
and all things necessary shall be, 
106:3. 

Administration, of baptism, 20:72, 73; 
of the sacrament, 20:75 to 79; some 
to know differences of, 46:15. 

Adulterers, these are they who are, 
76:103. 

Adultery, thou shalt not commit, 42:24, 
59:6; he who doeth it again shall be 
cast out, 42:26; offenders in, not to 
be received into the church, 42:76; 
trial for, 42:80 to 83; if any shall 
commit, in their hearts, they shall 
deny the faith, 63:16; specifications 
concerning, 132:41 to 45; if virgin 
commits, 132:63. 

Advantage, hereafter through diligence 
here, 130:19. 

Adversaries, make thy name known to 
thine, 133:42. 

Adversary, The, supported against fiery 
darts of, 3:8; derives power from hypo- 
crites, 50:7; spreadeth his dominions, 
82:5. 

Adversity, shall be a small moment, 
121:7. 

Advocate, I am your, with the Father, 
29:5, 110:4; listen to him who is your, 
45:3; Jesus Christ, your, 62:1. 

Affliction, be patient in, 66:9; will visit 
Zion with sore, 97:26; to work for 
the good of saints, 98:3; consequence 
of transgression, 101:2. 

Afflictions, I have lifted thee up out of, 
24:1; be patient in, 24:8, 31:9; be you 
afflicted in all his, 30:6; shall be but a 
small moment, 121:7; in all their, the 
Lord was afflicted, 133:53. 

Age, of a tree, an infant's life as the, 
101:30; of accountability, see Account- 
ability. 

Agency, heavenly hosts rebelled be- 
cause of their, 29:36; here is the 



agency of man, 93:31; that all may 
act according to moral agency, 101:78. 

Agent, Adam an agent unto himself, 
29:35; a financial, for the church, 
51:8, 12; Sidney Gilbert an, to this 
church, 57:6; an, unto the church in 
Ohio, 58:49; Newel K. Whitney should 
employ an, 84:113; bishop to obtain 
an, 90:22. 

Agents, men are, unto themselves, 
58:28, 104:17; on the Lord's errand, 
64:29; ordinances for dead performed 
by, 128:8. 

Agreed, be, as to what ye ask, 27:18; 
knowledge given because asked by 
those who were, 29:33; elders com- 
manded to agree, 41:2; elders received 
because they were, 42:3; elders were, 
as touching the church and spirits 
abroad in the earth, 50:1. 

Ahashdah, Newel K. Whitney, 78:9, 
82:11, 104:39. 

Ahman, even the Son, 78:20: saith Son, 
95:17. 

Alam, 82:11. 

Albany, people of, were to be warned, 
84:114. 

Alms, of prayers come up before Lord 
of Sabaoth, 88:2; have come up as 
a memorial, 112:1. 

Alpha and Omega, I am. 19:1, 63:60, 
68:35, 84:120, 112:34; listen to the 
voice of, 35:1, 61:1; the great I Am, 
38:1; the beginning and the end, 45:7, 
54:1; your Lord and your God, 75:1; 
these are the words of, 81:7. 

Alphus, Son Ahman, and Omegus, 95:17. 

Altered, words of manuscript, 10:10, 11, 
29. 

Ambition, vain, grieves the Spirit, 
121:37. 

Amen, salutation in house of God, 
88:135; Amen to the priesthood of 
that man, 121:37. 

Ancient, records, knowledge concerning, 
8:1; inhabitants inquire concerning, 
111:9. 

Ancient of Days, Adam, 27:11; shall 
visit his people, sec. 116. 

Ancients, law of battle to the, 98:33. 

Angel, words spoken by Moroni, to Jo- 
seph Smith, sec. 2; I will make him 
as flaming fire and a ministering, 
7:6; words spoken by, John the Bap- 
tist, to Joseph Smith, sec. 13; Joseph 
Smith, after repentance ministered to 
by an, 20:6; an, shall sound his trump, 
45:45; when the, shall sound his 
trumpet, 49:23; rebelled against the 
Only Begotten, 76:25; the, ascending 
from the east, 77:9: John ordained by 
an, 84:28; the fifth, committeth the 
everlasting gospel, 88:103; the sev- 
enth, Michael, 88:112; destroying, 
shall pass by them, 89:21; Moroni, an, 
from heaven; the devil appeared as 
angel of light, 128:20; of light, how 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 

Angry, the Lord was, 
wild whom angry, 
63:11; stars shall 1 



iting . 



rcpcnta- 



38:12; the Lord hath called upon 
nations by the ministering of. 43:35; 
know not the hour of Christ's coming, 
49:7; to look upon recorded testimony 
of elders, 62:3; lo pluck out the 
wicked, 63:54; ye are not able to abide 
ministering of, 67:13; holy, seen by 
Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon, 
76:21; to suffer with devil and his, 
76:33; these arc they who have come 
to an innumerable company of, 76:67; 
telestial glory through the adminis- 
tering of, 76:88; four, in Rev. 7:1, 
77:8; trumpets of the seven, 77:12; 

have given mine, ' "" 

you, 84:42; round 



1 about you 
tying ana « 



inted gods and 
who shall pass 

e gods, 132-19; 
2:20; Abraham, 



130:5; where they reside, 130:6, 

bT"rppointed rl< angefs, 'or" min"ste™l 

servants, 132:16; some who cann 

be enlarged, 132:17; pi 

□ot pass by the appc 

angels, 132:18; beings 

by the angels and th 

subject to the gods, 1, 

Isaac and Jacob not a.. „.. 

132:37; Joseph Smith called upon by, 
136:37. 

' the Lord kindled, 1:13, 5:8; 

_ ....rreth up hearts to, 10:2-1, 32: 

lest I smite you by my, 19:15; against 
those who hide talent, 60:2; of the 
Lord, turned away, 61:20; against 
wickedness, 61:31. 97:24; purchase the 
-mdi le  ' 



A"«. 



63:27; i 
sheddim 
inhabi 



eked stirred up to, 
__ of blood, 63:28; ag; 
ants of the earth. 82 ;o 
84:24; the Lord """ 



t.the 



121:5; I did tread u 



, 101:90; 



124:57; let 
Anointings, i 



u.y a de 5 n c'endaiits' 
i their, 68:21; ui 

Joseph and hi; 



trsba 



■A by the ord 
, 124:39. 

113; call of the Lord, none to, 

Apocrypha, many things cor 

therein that are true, 91:1, 2 






■aul, Apollos, Cephas, 



Babylon the 86:3. 



Apostatized, thos 



by Peter, James an 

judge the house of I 

apostles o"f old\ y 35:!5; 
prophets and, have w 
trailer; curat ion of the 
to, 63:21 j why they 



ned by O 

21:10; 



v,v,i: 



h 'r"irst"p 



,, 84:63; built 
108; to prune 

3 the' Lord'! 
.f forbearance 

les'ses, 107:2* 



idency, 107:24; 
; the, sec. 112 

o Tw.lv-? IS. 



262 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



Apparel, the Lord in his glorious, 
133:46; the Lord shall be red in his, 
133:48. 

Appeal, to the Spirit, 11:18; to First 
Presidency in judicial proceedings, 
102:33; conditions of no appeal from 
decisions, 107:32. 

Appendage, Aaron ic Priesthood, an, to 
the Melchizedek, 107:14. 

Appendages, offices of elder and bishop, 
to the High Priesthood, 84:29; offices 
of teacher and deacon, to the lesser 
priesthood, 84:30; other authorities or 
offices are, to the Melchizedek Priest- 
hood, 107:5. 

Appendix, revelation called, Section 133. 

Appoint, Edward Partridge to appoint 
to people their portion, 51:3: the Lord 
will not, except by law, 132:11. 

Appointed, things not, contrary to 
church covenants, 28:12; no one to 
receive revelations and commandments 
in church except he be, 43:3; no other 
place to be, for gathering of saints, 
101:20; let men be, to fill vacancies, 
118:1; John Taylor, John E. Page, 
Wilford Woodruff and Willard Rich- 
ards, to be apostles, 118:6; a time, for 
every man, 121:25; William Law, to 
be counselor to the President of the 
Church, 124:91; the Lord will receive 
only as, 132:10. 

Appointments, members of the lesser 
priesthood to fill, 84:107. 

Archangel, Michael, to sound trump, 
29:26; Michael, to gather his armies, 
88:112; Adam the prince, the, 107:54, 
128:21. 

Archives, records to be put in the, of 
the temple, 127:9. 

Arise, early, 88:124; and go forth to 
meet the Bridegroom, 133:10. 

Ark, he that putteth forth his hand to 
steady the, shall fall, 85:8. 

Arm, of the Lord shall be revealed, 
1:14; of flesh, man not to trust in 
the, 1:19; God would have extended 
his, 3:8; of the Lord is over all the 
earth, 15:2, 16:2; of mercy hath 
atoned for your sins, 29:1; of the 
Lord not shortened, 35:8; of the Lord 
to fall upon nations, 45:45, 47; of the 
Lord shall be revealed in power, 90:10; 
of the Lord made bare before all na- 
tions, 133:3. 

Armor, take upon you my whole, 27:15. 

Army, armies, terrible as an army with 
banners, 5:14; God rules among 
armies, 60:4; Satan to gather his 
armies, 88:111; Michael shall gather 
his armies, 88:112; battle between 
those of the devil and Michael, 88:113; 
until the army of Israel becomes very 
great, 105:26; armies of Israel guilt- 
less, 105:30; let my army be sancti- 
fied, 105:31. 



Ashley, Major N., called to a mission, 
75:17. 

Ask, and ye shall receive, 4:7, 6:5, 
11:5, 12:5, 14:5, 49:26, 66:9, 88:63, 
103:35; in faith and you shall receive, 
8:1; do not, for that which ye ought 
not, 8:10; that you may know the 
mysteries, 8:11; because their deeds 
are evil they will not, 10:21; be 
agreed as to what ye, 27:18; being 
united in prayer, 29:6, 33, 42:3, 50:1; 
if thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive 
revelation, 42:61, 62; ye are com- 
manded to, of God who giveth liber- 
ally, 46:7; it shall be given you what 
you shall, 50:30; let them, and they 
shall receive, 75:27; not to, for things 
not expedient, 88:65; in that day 
whatsoever a man shall, it shall be 
given, 101:27. 

Assembly, Assemblies, these have come 
to the general, 76:67: call a solemn, 
88:70; why commandment to call a 
solemn, was given, 95:7; unjust de- 
cisions may be appealed to a general, 
107:32; wait patiently until the sol- 
emn, 108:4: solemn, an ordinance of 
my holy house, 124:39; call your 
solemn, 133:6. 

Atonement, children sanctified through 
the, 74:7; through the shedding of 
Christ's blood, 76:69. 

Authority, behold, this is mine, 1:6; de- 
clare the commandments with, 28:3; 
none to preach unless ordained by, 
42:11; many use the name of the 
Lord without, 63:62; preach the gos- 
pel, acting in the, 68:8; an angel who 
was in, rebelled, 76:25; power of god- 
liness not manifest without, 84:21; 
Melchizedek Priesthood holds, over 
all offices in the church, 107:8, 9; 
high priest may officiate in the lesser 
offices, 107:14, 17; of the priesthood, 
107:18, 19, 20; to put on the, of the 
priesthood, 113:8; ending of, 121:37; 
disposition of men to misuse, 121:39; 
the pure in heart shall seek, 122:2; 
the Twelve hold keys of, 124:128; 
what is done by divine, becomes law, 
128:9. 

Authorities, certain, in the church, ap- 
pendages to Melchizedek Priesthood, 
107:5; appeal to the spiritual, 107:32; 
kings and, to be appealed to, 124:5; 
called to lay foundation of Zion, 
124:118. 

Avenge, the Lord will, 98:45; me of 
mine enemies, 103:25; us of our 
wrongs, 121:5. 

Avenged, blood of the saints to be, 87:7; 
the Lord would fight until, 98:37. 

Ax, laid at root of the trees, 97:7. 

Babbitt, Almon, evil aspirations of, 

124:84. 
Babylon, shall fall, 1:16; desolations 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



263 



upon, 35:11; not spare any that re- 
main in, 64:24; the apostate, 86:3; go 
ye out from, 133:5, 7, 14. 

Baker, Jesse, of the presidency of elders, 
124:137. 

Baldwin, Wheeler, to journey to Mis- 
souri, 52:31. 

Baptism, priesthood of Aaron holds keys 
of, sec. 13, 84:27; remission of sins 
by, 19:31, 33:11, 55:2, 68:27, 76:52, 
84:27, 74, 107:20; fit candidates for, 
20:37, 71, 68:25 to 27; of fire and the 
Holy Ghost, 20:41, 39:6; duty of mem- 
bers after, 20:68; manner of adminis- 
tration of, 20:73; repentance and, by 
water, 39:6; Peter preached, 49:11 to 
13; children to be taught, 68:25; after 
the manner of Christ s burial, 76:51; 
the ordinance of, in. likeness of the 
dead, 128:12. 

Baptism for the Dead, an ordinance of 
the Lord's house, 124:29, 30, 39; in- 
stituted before foundation of the 
world, * 124:33; places ordained for, 
124:36; a recorder to be eye witness 
of, 127:6, 128:3; Prophet gives in- 
structions concerning, 128:1; scrip- 
tures relating to. 128:17, 18. 

Baptismal Font, for baptism for dead, 
124:29; similitude of the grave, 128:13. 

Baptize, the Twelve ordained to, 18:29, 
20:38; elders' and priests' duty is to, 
20:39, 46. 

Baptized, those who are, shall be saved, 
18:22, 112:29; repent and be, 18:41, 42. 
33:11; all who have come to years of 
accountability must be, 18:42; children 
to be, when eight years old, 68:27; 
John the Baptist was, in his childhood, 
84:28; believers who are, shall receive 
the Holy Ghost, 84:64; those who are 
not, shall be damned, 84:74. 

Baptizing, go forth, preparing the way 
before my face. 39:20; by water, and 
laying on of hands by the water's 
side, 52:10. 

Barley, for all useful animals, 89:17. 

Basset, Heman, blessings forfeited by, 
52:37. 

Battle, let us not go to, against Zion, 
45:70; of devil against Michael, 88:113; 
the, of the great God, 88:114; restric- 
tions on, given to ancients, 98:33, 36. 

Battles, Michael shall fight their, 88:115; 
I will fight your, 105:14. 

Baurak Ale (Joseph Smith, Jun.), 103:21, 
22, 35, 105:16, 27. 

Beasts, for use of man, 49:19, 89:12; 
four, spoken of by John, 77:2; eyes 
and wings of, symbolical, 77:4; grain 
ordained for use of, 89:14, 17; enmity 
of man and, shall cease, 101:26. 

Beginning, the Lord spake from the, 
8:12; covenant which was from the, 
22:1; God's works have no, 29:33: 
the waters blessed in the. 61:14; land 
cursed in the, 61:17; things which 



were from the, shown to Joseph Smith 
and Sidney Rigdon, 76:13; the Holy 
One without, 78:16; Christ was in 
the, 93:7, 21; in the, was the Word, 
93:8; man was in the, with the Father, 
93:23, 29; spirit of man innocent in 
the, 93:38. 

Beginning and End, Christ the, 19:1, 
45:7, 49:12, 54:1, 61:1, 84:120, 95:7. 

Begotten, Christ the Only, of the Father, 
76:23; sons and daughters begotten 
unto God, 76:24; those who are, 
through Christ, 93:22. 

Believe, plates preserved that Lamanites 
may, 3:20; all men must repent and, 
20:29; as many as would, to be raised 
in immortality, 29:43; they that do 
not, to be raised unto damnation, 
29:44; to others it is given to, 46:14; 
signs to follow them that, 58:64; 
68:10, 84:65. 

Believer, should not be united to unbe- 
liever, 74:5; believers to be saved; un- 
believers to be damned, 68:9, 84:74, 
112:29. 

Believing, promises for, 8:1. 11:10, 14; 
the Holy Ghost promised for, 14:8, 
84:64; pray always and be, 90:24. 

Bennett, John C, called to assist, 124:16. 

Benson, Ezra T., 136:12. 

Bent, Samuel, 124:132. 

Billings, Titus, 63:39. 

Bind, ye shall bind yourselves to act in 
holiness, 43:9; to bind up the law, 
88:84; whatsoever you bind on earth, 
127:7, 128:8,' 9, 132:46. 

Binding, power explained, 128:14. 

Bishop, must be ordained, 20:67; Edward 
Partridge first bishop to the church, 
41:9; to be present at trials, 42:82; 
gift of discernment promised to, 46:27; 
a judge, 64:40, 107:72; high priest 
may officiate in office of. 68:19, 107:17, 
71; to be tried only before the Presi- 
dency. 68 :22 to 24 ; not exempt from the 
law of stewardship, 70:11; a bishop to 
be appointed from among high priests 
in Kirtland, 72:2; elders in Kirtland to 
render account of their stewardship 
to, 72:5, 16; duty of, to be made 
known by commandments, 72:7; Newel 
K. Whitney called to be a, 72:8; office 
of, a necessary appendage to the High 
Priesthood, 84:29; to care for the 
poor, 84:112; must be ordained by 
First Presidency, 107:17: office of, in 
administering temporal things, 107:68; 
duty of a, 107:73 to 76; descendant of 
Aaron may act in office of, without 
counselors. 107:76; appeal from the 
decision of, 107:78; to preside over the 
priests, 107:88; to aid in disposition 
of tithing, sec. 120. 

Bishops, other, to be set apart, 68:14, 
107:75; high priests may be, 68:15, 
107:69. 

Bishop and Counselors, to administer 



264 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



means consecrated to the poor, 42:31, 
34. 
Bishopric, firstborn among sons of 
Aaron have right to, 68:16, 107:16; 
office of, sealed upon George Miller, 
124:21. 
Blasphemy, against Holy Ghost, 132:27. 
Bless, elders to bless children, 20:70; 
I will, all who labor in my vine- 
yard, 21:9; whomsoever you bless, I 
will, 132:47. 
Blessed, the humble, from on . high, 
1:28; assist to bring forth my work 
and you shall be, 6:9, 11:9. 14:11; 
art thou, because of thy gift, 6:10; 
art thou for what thou hast done, 
6:14; are ye, for you shall dwell with 
me, 6:30; who reject not my words 
are, 6:31; are you for speaking my 
words, 15:5, 16:5; are you because you 
have believed, 34:4; because you are 
called to preach, 34:5; ye are, because 
I will be merciful, 38:14; are they who 
are faithful and endure, 50:5; are you, 
for your sins are forgiven, 50:36; are 
they who have come up with an eye 
single to my glory, 59:1; are they 
who stand upon the land of Zion, 
59:3; the Lord, in the beginning, 
blessed the waters, 61:14; are the dead 
that die in the Lord, 63:49; is he that 
liveth when the Lord shall come, and 
has kept the faith, 63:50; are you for 
receiving mine everlasting covenant, 
66:2, 84:60; are ye if ye continue in 
my goodness, 86:11; are humble seek- 
ers after truth, 97:1, 2; if ye aid the 
saints with pure hearts ye shall be, 
136:11. 

Blessing, upon this land, 10:50; pray 
always, and great shall be your, 19:38; 
cursing instead of, threatened, 24:4, 6, 
15, 41:1; revoked for disobedience, 
58:32; withheld because of fears, 67:3; 
leave your, 75:19; a great endowment 
and, 105:12; predicated upon law, 
130:21, 132:5. 

Blessings, from God are above all 
things, 18:45; after much tribulation 
come the, 58:4, 103:12; of the king- 
dom are yours, 61:37, 78:18; ye have 
not understood how great, 78:17; a 
multiplicity of, 104:2, 46: expedient 
that the Lord should make men ac- 
countable as stewards over earthly, 
104:13; patriarch to hold the sealing, 
124:124; predicated upon law, 130:20. 

Blind, to receive their sight, 35:9, 84:69; 
at marriage of the Lamb, 58:11. 

Blinded, men become, 78:10; by crafti- 
ness of men, 123:12. 

Blood, Christ's, shed for remission of 
sins, 27:2; of Christ not to cleanse 
those who will not hear, 29:17; and 
fire, and vapors of smoke, 45:41; moon 
to be turned into, 45:42; wo be unto 
man that sheddeth, 49:21; inheritances 



by purchase and not by the Shedding 
of, 58:52, 53, 63:30. 31; shedding of, 
prompted by Satan, 63:28; atonement 
through shedding of Christ's, 76:69; 
clean from the, of this wicked genera- 
tion, 88:75, 85, 138; moon to be bathed 
in, 88:87; church that shed the blood 
of the saints, 88:94; this land re- 
deemed by the shedding of, 101:80; 
shedding of innocent, consequences of, 
132:19; murder, wherein ye shed inno- 
cent, 132:27; their, have I sprinkled 
upon my garments, 133:51; innocent, 
of the Prophet and Patriarch, 135:7; 
innocent, crieth from the -ground, 
136:36. 
Bloodshed, inhabitants of earth shall 
mourn by, 87:6; to begin in South 
Carolina, 130:12. 
Blossom, solitary places to bud and, 

117:7. 
Boarding, house of, commandment to 
build, 124:22, 23; the Prophet, to have 
a place therein, 124:56. 
Boast, not to, in power of priesthood, 
84:73; not of faith, nor of mighty 
works, 105:24. 
Boasting, evil spirits not to be pro- 
claimed against with, 50:33. 
Boasts, he who, must fall, 3:4, 13. 
Bodies, absence of the spirits from, 
45:17; celestial, 76:70; terrestrial, 
76:78; sanctified by the Spirit unto 
the renewing of, 84:33; the glory by 
which bodies are quickened, 88:28; 
shall be filled with light, 88:67; strong 
drinks for the washing of, 89:7; resur- 
rected beings have, 129:1. 
Body, Christ suffered, body and spirit, 
19:18; remembering unto the Father, 
my, 27:2; food and raiment to 
strengthen the, 59:19; hath need of 
every member, 84:109, 110; the spirit 
and the body the soul of man, 88:15; 
they shall rise a spiritual, 88:27; 
celestial spirit to receive the natural, 
88:28; filled with light comprehendeth 
all things, 88:67; strong drinks and to- 
bacco not for the. 89:8, 9; care not 
for the, 101:37; the Father and the 
Son each has a, 130:22. 
Bond, organize by a, or everlasting 

covenant, 78:11, 82:11. 
Bond-servants, not to be interfered 

with, 134:12. 
Bondage, release thyself from, 19:35; 
absence of your spirit from your bod- 
ies looked upon as a, 45:17; the world 
under the, of sin, 84:49, 50; not right 
that any man should be in, 101:79; ye 
must needs be led out of, by power, 
103:17; you shall be delivered out of, 
104:83. 
Bones, flesh shall fall from, 29:19; made 
to quake, 85:6; marrow to their, prom- 
ised, 89:18; resurrected bodies of flesh 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 

Father and the Son 



bin/* r*;,i, i,y J,hn, 77:14; of ilit .:> 
of (loc. K; .. ?. 11; of the names 
Ihe sanct.hec. 88:2; alma of yo 



88:118, 90:15; may worshipers b. 
taught out of the heal, 109:14; the 



look of Mormon, Joseph Smith 1 
power to translate the, 1:39, 21 



regarding, aec. 17; Martin Harri: 
commanded to contribute towards th< 
printing of the, 19:26; contains thi 
truth and the word of God, 19:26, 27: 
-"'»'»■  "™"f "'  'alien people 
ospel, 20:9, 

wnte,"24Tj '] 
. u . = .„., .,,„j given for ,..».., uc.u,,, 

33:16; elders to teach from, 42:1.?. 
84:57; Moroni declaring the, 12B:20; 
martyrdom of Prophr- — ' ■■-*--'- 



the 'U 



itimony of the, 135:3. 
: to Missouri, 52:23; 



icfa thou hast, 
ion, 9:8; Only 



Bound, Satan Ehatl be, 45:55 
I, the Lord, am, when ye d 

say, S2:10; in heaven whatsi 
bind on earth, 127:7, 12o:c 
□ally, in the heavens, 132:' 



1, 84:114. 
pj, 88:110: 






: ;; j : ?.5. 

oarlem, of ever lasting nun to trem- 
, 133:31. 

Bounds, unto evety law there are cer- 
tain, 88:38; if there be, set to the 
heavens. 121:30; of enemies set. 122:9. 

Bow, if he will, before me I will grant 
hia desire, 5:24; every knee shall, 
88 : 104. 

Bowali, truth established in the earth's. 





121:3; let thy. 


be full 


of charity! 


121:4 








Branch 


"of the house o 


Jaco 


, 10:60. 


Branch 


», an en sample 




7J:-i; the 


Twel* 


e to ordain evangelica 


ministers 




large, 107:39. 






Bread 


and Wine, dnt 




Idcrs and 






20:40, 










20:75 


manner of adr 




ing, 20:76 


to 79 


8:140, 141. 


or to 


sashing of 


Break, 






to break 


down 


the mighty, 


 19; t 


lat which 



, 27:16. 



three witness 
of righteousr, 
Breaat- work, w 
on the, 110:3. 

the Lord, 88:.- 

Bridegroom, be ready at the c< 

the, 33:17; make ready for tl 

the, cometh, 88:92, 133:10; 

for coming of the, 133:19. 
Brimstone, lake of fire and, 63: 

-- londeraned to lake of, ' 



the Lord standing 
the house of 



1 that lea 



eth t 



1.52:25. 

Brother, let every man est. 
himself, 38:24, 25. 

Brother"., covet not that wl 
136:20. 

Bruises, tobacco an herb fo: 

Brunion, Seymour, called t 
istry, 75:33, 124:132. 

Buffeting! of Satan, shall I 
over to the, 7c:12, 82:21 
deliver him over to the, 1 

Build, gospel given to build, 
stroy, 10:52, 54; one ma: 
build upon another's founda 
committee to, 94:15[ 



, 52:33; 

. y?:15;' they 



shall, and another shall not inherit, 
101:101; if any man shall seek to 
build up himself, 136:19. 

lulldath up, the Lord, at his own will 
and pleasure, 63:4. 

luilding, of Lord's house, people re- 
buked for neglect of, 95:3; for build- 
ing up of the church, 104:59; of 
Nauvoo House, 124:62. 

lurlinglon, William Marks to preach 



266 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



Burned, he that is tithed shall not be, 

64:23. 
Burning, after today cometh the, 64:24; 

a day of, to come speedily, 112:24. 
Burnett, Stephen, called to the ministry, 

75:35; sent on a mission, 80:1. 
Burroughs, Philip, John Whitmer to 

labor at the home of, and vicinity, 

30:10. 
Buried, in the water, 76:51; talents not 

to be, 60:13. 
Business, conferences to transact, 20:62; 

what is the Lord's, 64:29; of the 

United Order, 104:48 to 50; high 

priests may be set apart for, of the 

church, 107:72. 
Butterfield, Josiah, a president over 

seventy, 124:138. 

Csssar, Jthe things which are Caesar's, 

63:26. 

Cahoon, Reynolds, to journey to Mis- 
souri, 52:30; as to return journey of, 
61:35; to be united with Hyrum Smith 
in ministry, 75:32; inheritance of, 
94:14. 

Cainan, age when ordained, 107:45; 
blessed by Adam, 107:53. 

Cainhannoch (New York), 104:81. 

Calamity, to come upon inhabitants, 
1:17; to cover the mocker, 45:50. 

Caleb, received priesthood, 84:8. 

Called, whosoever will thrust in sickle 
is, 6:4; give heed with your might, 
and then you are, 12:9; to cry re- 
pentance, 18:14: Joseph Smith, Jun., 
of God, 20:2; Oliver Cowdery, of God, 
20:3; many, but few chosen, 95:5, 
121:34. 

Calling, with same, as Paul, 18:9; who 
believe in gifts and callings of God, 
20:27; who magnify, shall be sancti- 
fied, 84:33; every man to labor in his 
own, 84:109; day of, followed by day 
of choosing, 105:35; how great is your, 
112:33. 

Camp of Israel, will of the Lord con- 
cerning, 136:1. 

Camp of the Lord, way for saints of, 
to journey, 61 :29. 

Canal, permission to travel on, 61:23. 

Captains, companies with, 136:3. 

Care, rejected God because of cares of 
world, 39:9; speak of sacred things 
with, 63:64; care not for body but 
soul, 101:37. 

Carmel, dews of (figurative), 128:19. 

Carnal, desires lead to fall, 3:4; impossi- 
ble to see God with carnal mind, 67:10; 
carnal mind cannot abide in presence 
of God, 67:12; carnal commandments, 
84:27. 

Carter, Gideon, to be united with Sylves- 
ter Smith in ministry, 75:34. 

Carter, Jared, to be ordained a priest, 
52:38; should go again into eastern 



countries, 79:1; inheritance of, 94:14; 

member of high council, 102:3. 
Carter, John S., member of high council, 

102:3. 
Carter, Simeon, to journey to Missouri, 

52:27: with Emer Harris in ministry, 

75:30. 
Carter, William, to journey to Missouri, 

52:31. 
Carthage* gospel proclaimed in, 124:88; 

Joseph and Hyrum martyred at, 135:1. 
Cast, none to be, out of public meetings, 

46:3. 
Cattle, tobacco for sick, 89:8. 
Caught up, the faithful to be, 27:18, 

101:31; saints shall be quickened and, 

88:96. 
Cause, of Zion, seek to establish, 6:6; 

cannot say enough in my, 24:10; sent 

you for this, 58:6; be anxiously en- 

5 aged in good, 58:27. 
estial, Glory, Kingdom, Bodies, they 
whose bodies are, 76:70; glory of, com- 
pared with terrestrial, 76:71; minister 
to terrestrial, 76:87; where God, even 
the Father, reigns, 76:92; are the 
church of the Firstborn, 76:94, 88:5; 
equal in power, 76:95; glory of, is one, 
76:96; to have place in, must keep com- 
mandments, 78:7; earth to be prepared 
for, glory, 88:18; bodies to possess the 
earth, 88:20; he who cannot abide law 
of celestial glory, 88:22; earth abideth 
law of, 88:25; spirits receive natural 
bodies, 88:28; quickened by a portion 
of, 88:29; wheat to be crowned with, 
101 :65; union required by law of, 105:4; 
Zion built by law of, 105:5; three de- 
grees in, 131:1; conditions for attain- 
ing highest degree in, 131:2. 

Certificate, of ordination, 20:64; to be 
furnished removing members, 20:84; to 
be brought by members to bishop in 
Zion; entitles to inheritance, 72:17; 
man not accepted without, 72:18; mem- 
bers must bring, 72:25. 

Chamber, of Father Whitmer, voice of 
God heard in, 128:21. 

Changed, in twinkling of an eye, 43:32, 
63:51. 

Charity, qualifies him for the work, 4:5; 
required: for establishment of God's 
work, 12:8; can do nothing without, 
18:19; be clothed with, 88:125, 124:116; 
be full of, 121:45. 

Chasten, for murmuring, 75:7; Lord 
chastens Zion, 90:36: whom I love I 
also chasten, 95:1; if they do not re- 
pent, 98:21. 

Chastened, that they might repent, 1:27; 
publicly or privately according to of- 
fense, 42:89 to 92; for all sins, 61:8; 
my disciples were, for not forgiving, 
64:8; Zion, 100:13; as Abraham, 101:4; 
transgressors must be, 101:41; saints, 
103:4; people must needs be, 105:6. 

Chastening, indignation and, of God, 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



267 



87:6; I 
:hsmti»i 



ictified, 101-S. 

™"» notVorthT C oi my 'king" 

dom, 136:31. 

:h«r, be of good, 61:36, 68:6, 78:18. 

-"hild, as a little, 99:3. 

Children, must icpeat and be baptized, 
18:42, 68:25, 27; to be blessed by elders, 
20:70; redeemed from the foundation 
of the world, 29:46; power not given 
Satan to tempt little, 29:47; shall grow 

cannot bear all thing's now, S0:40. 
78:17; books for, S5:4; be of good 



; old, 63:51; p 



il they 
"neekc 



mded 



s«Vii 



 the ehtu 



j the hearts of 

ir lathers, 98:16; punishment 
Kii lor enemies, 98:45 to 48. 
caning people of latter-day 
m; mission of Elijah In turn- 
of fathers and children to 
, 2:2, 27:9, 110:13, 12¥:17. 
' »(, brought through Red 



8:3; ye are the, 103:17. 
» of light, that you i 



Children of t 



.worthy, 
rable of 



unjust judge, 101:81 t. 

Choose, every man to, for himself 37:4. 

Choosing, difference between calling and 
105:35. 

Chosen, disciples, to warn all people 
1:4; thou wast, to do the work of th< 
Lord, 3:9; I speak unto you that are 
19:9; ye are, to declare my gospel 
29:4; thou art called and, 55:1; many 
called but few chosen, 95:5, 121:34, -ID: 



worthy be, 105:35. 



108:4; let tl 

:a might rely < 
hearken to tl 



and 



merits of. 3:20 
ds of, 15:1, 16:1; your Lord and 

r Gorl, :':<>, ,'7:1; was crucified, diffl 
ro=e. IS. 11, 35:2; take upon von 
■lime of, 18:21; be baptized in the 
.me of, 18:22. 41; your God and your 
ideemer, 18:47, 31:13, 34:1; the Lord, 
:1; to judg; 



o IB; autre 



19:3: 






called God, ; 



., 19:18; 



lam, 19:24, 35:2, 
of the church oi 

--■ a " ie Cowdery P 



Sl:20; the rise 
Joseph Smith 
.f, 20:2, 21:1; 

,.u;j, (o'whom'be'airglory, 20:4; Book 
of Mormon, fulness of the gospel of, 
20:9, 76:14; suffered temptations, 
20:22; ascended into heaven, 20:24; 
all must believe on, 20:29; justi- 
""■' --—•-■--, through, 



d blow! 



20:30, 31; 
them - 



Of, : 



baptize, 211:73; your advocate, .'9: 
JJ:3 to 5, 62:1, 110:4; children sanct 
tied through the atonement of, 74: 
Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon sa 
76jl4i Satan sought to take the kin 
<lr,m of God jnrt his, 76:28; they a 
Christ's and Christ is God's, «■< 
shall dw." ' ■' 
the Laml 
subdued 



through, 88:5; the light of truth, 
shineth, 88:7; redemption at his coming. 
88:99; kingdom of Zion is the kingdom 
of, 105:32; Stem of Jesse Is, 113:2; 
eternal lives to know God and, 132:24; 
133:55. '" e * urrec ,on ' 

Ihrist'a, all are theirs and they are, 
76:59; redemption of those who are, 
88:99; tbfs earth will be, 130:9. 

:hurch, the only true and living, 1:30; 
contend against no, 18:20; government, 
revelation on, Bee. 20; organized, 20:1, 
21:3; Joseph Smith an elder of the, 
21:1: to give heed to the words of the 
prophet, 21:4 to 6; all things by com- 
mon consent in the, 26:2, 38:34. 102:9; 
Oliver Cowdery's position in the, 30:7; 
men to look after the poor of the, 38:34: 
gathering as appointed by the bishop of 
the, 48:6; abominations in the, 50:4; 

writin el" M A; recommends* e from th C y , 
52:41, 72:25; laws given are the laws 
of the, 58:23; let the, repent, 63:63; 
other bishops to be set apart unto the, 
68:14; stewards to manage the business 
in the, 70;1 to 5; a bishop to be ap- 
pointed unto the, 72:2; duty of the, to 
assist the needy. 75:24, 26: may stand 
independent, 78:14; equality for the 
benefit of the, 82:18; laws of the, con- 



he d for the 



jiher 



the, 84:17; the faithful becon 
and kingdom, 84:34; the, .und 



268 INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 

belief, 84:55; apostates to have no in- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day 

heritance in the, 85:11; the great perse- Saints, name given by revelation, 
cutor of the, 86:3; order of the school 115:3, 4. 

of the prophets of the, 88:127; word of Church of the Firstborn, they are they 
wisdom for the benefit of the, 89:1; who are the, 76:54, 67, 94; to be caught 
oracles to be given to the, through U P ^ to Lj 6 '-} 02 * as ma » y *» will come 
Joseph Smith, 90:4; Joseph Smith to to the, 77:11; ye are the, 78:21; those 
preside over the, 90:13; God not who are begotten of me are the, 93:22; 
pleased with some in the, 98:19; all \ r f.\f ood t0 commune Wlth the ' 

things for the sanctification of the, ru^ilu'^t r nA A ♦t,„„ illl „,u~ i -««- 

100:15; wisdom as regards gathering C ^ un &.$ En ° ch ' those who have come 

of the, 101:63, 64 72 75; but for the church 'of "the Devil, 18:20; is the tares 

transgression of the, they might have f t he earth 88*94 

been redeemed, 105:2; the Presidency, church, the abominable, 29:21, 88:94. 

the highest council in the, 107:80; if Church articles, to be remembered and 

disobedient to be rejected as a, 124:32; observed, 33:14, 42:13. 

First Presidency to receive the oracles Church covenants, promised, 42:67. 

for the whole, 124:126. Church government, revelation on, sec. 

Churches, they who build up, to get gain 20; law of, to be obtained by prayer, 
shall tremble, 10:56; strengthen the, 41:3. 

50:37; elders to watch over and build up Church property, men appointed to gov- 
the, '52:39, 58:48; visit the, speedily, era, 38:36; instructions regarding, 51:5 
63:46; Joseph Smith to set in order the, to 15. 

90:15; wisdom concerning all the, as re- Church Recorder, see Recorder. 

gards gathering, 101:63, 64, 72 t 75; to Cincinnati, elders sent to, 60:6, 61:30. 

prepare the, for the redemption of Circumcision, law of, among Jews, 74:2; 

Zion, 103:29. " contention concerning, 74:3 to 6. 

Church, His, My, hearken, O ye people of, Cities, elders to go to notable, 84:117; 
1:1, 45:1, 6, 46:1, 70:1, 133:1, 136:41; saints to gather and build up, 125:2. 

coming out of the wilderness, 5:14; I City, of refuge, 45:66$ the, place of re- 
will establish in this generation, 10:53; vealed, 57:2, 3; testimony to go forth 
not to destroy but to build up, 10:54; from, 58:13; scourged from city to, 
whosoever belongeth to, need not fear, 63:31; wo to a, that rejects the elders, 
10:55; whosoever repenteth is of, 10:67; 84:93 to 95; of Zion, commandment to 
all things written concerning founda- lay the foundation of, 94:1 ; resurrected 
tion of, 18:4, 5; among Lamamtes, 30:6; saints in holy, 133:56. 

on this rock will I build, 33:13, 128:10; Clean, ye are, but not all, 38:10; be ye, 
hearken O ye elders of, 41:2, 42:1, 43:1, that bear the vessels of the Lord, 
50:1, 57:1, 58:1, 62:1, 64:1, 67:1, 75:23; 38:42, 133:5; Lord's testimony that you 
law promised by which to govern, 41:3; are, 88:75; garments not clean, 88:85; 
commandment given for a law unto, let your hands be, 88:86; must be, to 
42:2, 8; ye shall build up, 42:8: elders enter the school, 88:138; Zion to be 
of, called together, 44:1, 45:64; the Lord chastened until she is ? 90:36. 

pleased with elders of, 60:1; ye elders Cleanliness, let all things be done in, 
of, 61:2; like a judge sitting on a hill, 42:41. 

64:37; to write history of, 69:3, 7; sin- Cleave, unto me with all your heart, 
ners to be dealt with according to 11 :19; intelligence cleaveth unto intelli- 
the laws of, 82:21; the word of gence, light, unto light, 88:40. 

the Lord concerning, 84:2; the way Clerk, duty of the Lord's, 85:1. 

mine ancient apostles built up, 84:108; Clothe, whoso receiveth me will clothe 
scriptures published for the purpose of you, 84:89; yourselves with the bond 
building up, 104:59; trouble not your- of charity, 88:125; the heavens with 
selves concerning, 112:27; name of, blackness, 133:69. 

115:3, 4; surplus property required for Clothed, take no thought wherewith ye 
the debts of, 119:1; send forth the shall be, 84:81; the earth, with the 
elders of, 133:8; hearken O ye inhabi- glory of God, 84:101. 

tants of the earth, listen, ye elders of, Cloud, Lord to come in, 34:7. 45:44, 
133:16. 76:63; the saints to meet Christ in 

Church, This, brought forth out of ob- the, 45:45; those not to be received 
scurity, 1:30; built unto the Lord, 22:3; into the, 76:102; he will take you up 
one appointed to receive revelations in, in a, 78:21; to rest upon the temple, 
28:2; called out of the wilderness, 33:5; 84:5. 

Holy Ghost received by the laying on Coats, commandment not to take two, 
of hands of the elders of, 49:14; Joseph 24:18, 84:78. 

Smith's mission in, 90:16. Coe, Joseph, called to journey, 55:6; 

Church of Christ, the rise of, 20:1. member of high council, 102:3. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 269 

Icaville, Joseph Smith directed to 80 them to the place which I have, 3S:3S; 

.u, 24:.!; to confirm the church in, ye are, to ask of God, 46:?; do what- 

26:1; the saints in, pray with much soever I have, 101:60; Isaac and Jacob 

aith, 37:2: the voice of Peter, James did only what was, 132:37. 



gospel to 'be heard' :,',". -ill :':mij.j'.ivL-s 132:29. 

interpreted by, 90'] I' n v, ■' iti ins h'ivc-ii ComDumdmenU, preface to the boo 

by, 90:14. 1:6; given to proclaim these th 

Coming, The Lord'. Second, time of, nigh 1:17, 18; these, are of me. 1:24; 

at hand,l:12.35:15. 49:6 106:4,133:17; given, 1:24 to 30; search the.e, 

of Ihe Lord, 2:1; unrepentant to be have you transgressed the, 3:6; Tt. h ,.. 

deslroyed al, i:l!l; the elect abide the of- what is contrary to the, .1:10; ' 



of, 35:21; ery repentance, pre- firm in keeping the, 5:22; given th: 
g the way for the, 34:6, 39:20, 21, thy days may be prolonged, 5:33: 

• -,ri rn-.,;..rn C l-I.-.II »r»mM„ 1 4  R  ,1...,. ~ -* 'aithflll '•" t-,...r,;„rv tin,, 



35:21; < 
paring the way for the, 34 

77:12; all nations shall tL 

in judgment, 43:29; they shall say, ,halt be lifted up, 5:33; Keep my, a:-/, 
Christ dclaveth his, 4J:26; in the 1 1 ■:>, IS, 12 -6, 14 ■<,, 18 :43, 43 :35, 71 : 1 1 : 
elondl, 45:44 to SO; the time is nigh, be diligent in keeping the, 6:20, 30:8; 
49:6; not in the form of a woman, regarding work not lor world, 10:34; 

49:2'; looking for the, 61:33; blessed -'-' ' '- — *— '"-" '""" 

he that liveth at the, 63:50; things to 
look for at the, 63:53; he that is tithed 
shall not he burned al, 64:23; !o meet 
the kingdom of God on earth. 65:5; 
signs of the, 68:11; sounding of 
trumpets before, 77:12; to reign, 
84:119; a great sign visible to all, 

88:93; his face unveiled, 88:95; saints „ ...._ 

to be caught up, 88:96; redemption of with those who obey not hi?, 59:21; the 
those who are Christ's at, 88:99; all Lord's challenge to men to imitate his. 
flesh shall see the Lord, 101:23; cor- 67:4 to 8; stewards over revelations 
niptible things to be consumed at, and, appointed, 70:3; prepare the way 
101:24; --■■-■■ 



ye keep my, 42:1: if thou lovest me. 
' ''' ' '' "', Cod offended 



Ifilling, 124:49; why g 



a to be crowned at, cording to Ihe, 7$:4, , 

101:65; as a thief in the night, 106:4; keeping the, 78:13; if p 
who can abide the day of, 128:24; pre- •~"f"=-- .,...«. _..- -i 
pare for the coming of the Bridegroom, 
133:19. 
Coming of the Son of Mm, signs of the, 
4S:39, 68:11; looking for tile, 61:38; 
called toJay until llie, 64:23; blixid- 



. know the time of tl 

7. 

land still until I, 5:34; 



ftiteY 



not. him 
ted pray 



Commotion, the whole earth shall be in, 

45:26; ;"  



rmpanlee, to go ti 

103:30; to cross tt 

Compassion, I will h 



270 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



mercy hath, 88:40; prayer that the 
Lord be moved with, 121 :3. 

Compelled, he that is, in all things, has 
no reward, 58:26. 

Comprehend, darkness comprehendeth 
not the light, 6:21, 10:58, 34:2, 39:2, 
45:7, 88:49; you shall, even God, being 
quickened by him, 88:49; body filled 
with light comprehendeth all things, 
88:67. 

Compulsion, on men grieves the Lord, 
121:37. 

Concubines, Abraham, David, and others 
received, 132:37 to 39. 

Condemned, covenant breakers are, 5:27; 
neither of you have I, 9:12; by the 
mouth of two witnesses, 42:81; he that 
forgiveth not standeth, 64:9; even the 
bishop, if not faithful, shall be, 64:40; 
that the jnnocent may not be t 104:7; 
Joseph died that the wicked might be, 
136:39. 

Condemnation, of this generation, 5:18; 
cunning plan shall turn to, 10:23; re- 
sult of rejecting the work of God, 
20:15; unto unrighteous sign-seekers, 
63:11; for using name of the Lord in 
vain, 63:62, 64, 66; if ye cannot make 
one like unto it ye are under, if ye do 
not bear record, 67:8; of sons of per- 
dition, incomprehensible. 76:48; sinning 
against greater light, brings greater, 
82:3; church brought under, 84:55 to 
57; asking for things not expedient 
brings, 88:65; spirits under, to be 
judged, 88:100; who receiveth not the 
light is under, 93:31, 32; of the un- 
godly, 136:33. 

Conditions, of men, mercies suited ac- 
cording to, 46:15; every law has cer- 
tain, 88:38, 39; for obtaining blessings, 
130:20. 

Conference, elders to meet in, 20:61; 
license may be received from, 20:64; 
ordination by direction of, 20:67; 
church statistics to be sent to, 20:81; 
called in Tackson County, 58:58; duty 
of the bisnop by the voice of the, 72:7; 
elders called on missions by the voice 
of the, 73:2; names of officers to be 
submitted at, 124:144. 

Conferences, to transact church busi- 
ness, 20:62; teachers to be sent to 
attend, 20:81; to counsel on gathering, 
58:56. 

Confess, sins, 19:20: if offender, thou 
shalt be reconciled, 42:88: if a man 
repents he will, 58:43; God's wrath 
kindled against those who do not con- 
fess his hand in all things, 59:21; Lord 
forgives sins of those who confess, 
61:2, 64:7; every tongue shall. 76:110. 

Confidence, Presidency sustained by the, 
107:22; shall wax strong in the pres- 
ence of God. 121:45. 

Confirm, by laying on of hands, 33:15; 



priesthood I now confirm upon you by 
my own voice, 84:42. 

Confirmation, meetings, non-members 
not to be cast out of, 46:6. 

Confirmed, Book of Mormon, by minis- 
tering of angels, 20:10; church mem- 
bers to be instructed before being, 
20:68; apostles, Joseph Smith and 
Oliver Cowdery, by Peter, James and 
John, 27:12; covenant renewed and, 
84:48. 

Confound, I will, those who have altered 
my words, 10:42; your enemies, 71:7; 
when the weak should, the wise, 133:58. 

Confounded, you shall not be, 49:27, 
100:5; if any man lift his voice against 
you he shall be, 71:10; let him trust in 
me and he shall not be, 84:116; if you 
keep my sayings, you shall not be, 
93:52. 

Confusion, bringeth pestilence, 63:24; 
world filled with, 123:7; God's house 
not one of, 132:8. 

Congregations, of the wicked, elders 
commanded to preach in, 60:8, 13, 14, 
62:5, 68:1; of their brethren, 61:32. 

Conscience, believe in freedom of, 
134:2, 4. 

Consecrate, property for the poor, 42:30, 
39; this land tor a little season, 51:16; 
Missouri, the land which I will, 52:2; 
land of Zion, 58:57. 

Consecrated, property, 42:71; to poor, 
51:5: benefits of the publication of the 
revelations to be, 70:8; spot, temple to 
be built upon, 84:31; land, kingdom to 
be organized on, 103:35; lands, enemies 
not to pollute, 105:15. 

Consecration, of properties of church, 
42:32; a law for inheritances in Zion, 
58:36, 85:3: lands to be purchased ac- 
cording to laws of, 105 :29. 

Consent, prayer of faith, with one, 93:51; 
not pollute consecrated things by your, 
101:97; let all be done by united, 
104:21. See Common consent. 

Consolation, an example for your, 124:53; 
by holding forth that which is to come, 
128:21. 

Constitution of the Nation, the Lord 
caused to be established, 101:77, 80; 
prayer that it be maintained, 109:54. 

Constitutional law, should be befriended, 
98:5, 6. 

Consumed, until inhabitants of the earth 
are, 5:19; heaven and earth shall be, 
29:23; every corruptible thing shall be, 
101:24. 

Consumption, until the, decreed hath 
made a full end of all nations, 87:6. 

Contention, gospel a preventive of, 10:63; 
concerning law of circumcision ancient- 
ly, 74:3; in school of the prophets, 
95:10; among the saints in Zion, 101:6. 

Continuation, of the seeds forever* 
132:19; of the lives, 132:22. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



271 



Contradicted, they will say you have, 

yourself, 10:31. 

Contrite, heart, remission of sins unto, 
21:9; spirit is acceptable, 52:15, 97:8; 
those who are, will escape enemies, 
54:3; the Holy Spirit promised those 
who are, 55:3; wo unto the poor whose 
spirits are not, 56:17; blessed those 
whose spirits are, 56:18; spirit, broken 
heart and, 59:8; Spirit of God to en- 
lighten the, 136:33. 

Conversation, worthiness of church 
manifested by, 20:69; strengthen your 
brethren in all your, 108:7; wherein 
you receive conversations, 124:39. 

Copley, Leman, sent to preach to 
Shakers, 49:1. 

Corn, for the ox, 89:17. 

Corner-stone, of Zion, 124:2, 60; high 
council for the, 124:131. 

Corrill, John, to strengthen churches, 
50:37, 38; called to Missouri, 52:7. 

Corrupted, all flesh is, 38:11. 

Corruptible, things, to be consumed, 
101:24. 

Council, in Zion, 78:9; First Presidency 
to preside in, 90:16; of the church, 
cases to be appealed to, 107:78 to 81; 
common, its jurisdiction, 107:82. 

Council, High, ordinations by direction 
of, 20:67; funds for the needy admin- 
istered by, 42:34; organization of in 
Kirtland, sec. 102; high priests abroad 
may organize, 102:24 to 26; traveling 
presiding, the Twelve a, 107:33, 124:39; 
standing, at the stakes of Zion, 
107:36, 37. 

Councilors, High, may ordain where there 
is no branch, 20:66. 

Counsel, man should not, his fellowman, 
1:19; of thy director trampled upon, 
3:15; seek not to, your God, 22:4; un- 
righteous, hinders pardon, 56:14; of 
God, listen to, 78:2, 100:2; of the Holy 
One, 78:16; of God esteemed lightly in 
time of peace, 101:8; a decree if my 
people will hearken to, 103:5; if they 
follow, they shall have power, 105:37; 
blessed for receiving, 108:1; the pure 
shall seek, 122:2; reward promised for 
receiving, 124:16, 89, 90; he who 
seeketh not my, shall have no power, 
136:19. 

Counsels, of God, if set at naught by 
men, 3:4, 7, 13; misery if thou wilt 
slight, 19:33. 

Countries, acquire knowledge of, 88:79, 
93:53; the deep driven back to the 
north, 133:23; those in the north, shall 
come in remembrance, 133:26. 

Course, God's, is one eternal round, 3:2, 
35:1; . justice continueth its, 88:40; 
courses of the heavens and earth are 
fixed, 88:43. 

Covenant, they have broken mine ever- 
lasting, 1:15; that mine everlast- 
ing, might be established, 1:22; con- 



cerning the Book of Mormon plates, 
5:3, 27, 28; new and everlasting, this 
is a, 22:1; regarding land of inheri- 
tance, 38:20; to recover people of 
house of Israel, 39:11; everlasting, 
sent to be a light to the world, 45:9; 
was from the Deginning, 49:9; heirs 
according to the, 52:2; a broken, void 
and of no effect, 54:4; blessed they 
who have kept, 54:6; blessed for re- 
ceiving mine everlasting, 66:2; Jesus, 
the mediator of the new, 76:69, 107:19; 
those who received not the everlasting, 
76:101; organize yourselves by a bond 
or everlasting, 78:11; bond and, that 
cannot be broken, 82:11, 15; which be- 
longeth to the priesthood, 84:39, 41; 
renewed and confirmed by the Father, 
84:48; the new, even the Book of Mor- 
mon, 84:57; prayer enjoined in token 
of the everlasting, 88:131; pray always 
and remember the, 90:24; promise 
given with an immutable, 98:3; abide 
in my, even unto death, 98:14, 15; 
revelation of the, sec. 132; his everlast- 
ing, 133:57: to walk in all the ordi- 
nances of the Lord, 136:2, 4. 

Covenants, all old, have I caused to be 
done away, 22:1; cleave unto the, 
25:13; nothing shall be appointed con- 
trary to, 28:12; they shall observe the, 
42:13: those willing to observe, by 
sacrifice accepted of God. 97:8; con- 
tracts, bonds, etc., made by man, end 
at death, 132:7. 

Covet, thou shalt not, 19:25; not that 
which is thy brother's, 136:20. 

Covetousness, covenant of United Order 
broken by, 104:4; cease to be covetous, 
88:123. 

Covill. James, revelation to, sec. 39; his 
disobedience, sec. 40. 

Cowdery, Oliver, revelations to, sees. 6, 
7, 9. 17, 18, 23, 24, 26, 28; gift of 
revelation possessed by, 6:10, 11. 8:4; 
witness of translation received by, 
6:17, 22 to 24; knowledge promised to, 
8:1; gift of Aaron possessed by, 8:6; 
to # continue writing until record is 
finished, 9:1, 4; privilege of translating 
taken from, 9:3, 5, 10, 11; ordained by 
John the Baptist, sec. 13, 27:8; to 
testify that ne has seen the sacred 
plates, 17:3, 5; received same gift 
of faith and power as Joseph Smith, 
17:7; called with same calling as Paul, 
the apostle, 18:9; to be one to search 
out the Twelve, 18:37; to ordain Joseph 
Smith, 21:10; first preacher unto 
church, 21:12; warning to, to beware 
of pride, 23:1; not to have glory of 
himself, 24:11; shall be heard in the 
church, 28:1, 3; Peter Whitmer, Jun. 
to accompany, 30:5; Parley P. Pratt 
to go with, 32:2; to be assisted by 
William W. Phelps in providing books 
for schools, 55:4, 57:13; to return to 



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INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



Ohio, 58:58; to journey from St. Louis 
to Cincinnati, 60:6; not to journey again 
upon the waters, 61:23; labors of, 
needed more among brethren than 
among congregations of wicked, 61:32; 
and Newel K. Whitney to visit the 
churches, 63:46; sent with a message to 
Zion, 68:32; to carry written command- 
ments and money' to land of Zion, 69:1; 
appointed and ordained one of stewards 
over revelations and commandments, 
70:1; called Olihah, 82:11, 104:28; 
member of the first high council, 102:3, 
34; visions manifested to Joseph Smith 
and, sec. 110; his place given to Hyrum 
Smith, 124:94, 95. 

Cowdery, Warren A., to be ordained a 
presiding high priest, 106:1. 

Craftiness, honorable men blinded by, 
76:75. 

Created, Jesus Christ who, the heavens 
and the earth, 14:9, 45:1, 76:24, 93:10; 
male and female, 20:18; I created them 
by the power of my spirit, 29:31; the 
earth, for celestial beings, 88:20; in- 
telligence was not, 93:29. 

Creation, that the earth might answer 
end of its, 49:16; four beasts represent- 
ing glory of, 77:3; earth filleth the 
measure of its, 88:25. 

Creator, of the first day, 95:7. 

Creature, spirit of every, in the likeness 
of its body, 77:2. 

Crime, punishment for, 134:8. 

Crown, of eternal life for faithful, 20:14, 
59:2; of righteousness thou shalt re- 
ceive, 25:15; thou shalt have a, at 
right hand of my Father, 66:12; a good 
provider shall not lose his, 75:28; those 
not valiant obtain not the, 76:79; that 
you may come up to the, 78:15; of 
immortality, thou shalt have, 81:6; 
of glory, I have promised you a, 
104:7; I have prepared for him a, 
106:8. 

Crowned, ye shall be, with glory, 58:4; 
with blessings, 59:4; with honor, glory, 
immortality and eternal life, 75:5; 
Christ to be, with the crown of glory, 
76:108; with glory, angels to be, 
88:107: they who have given their 
lives for my name shall be, 101:15; 
people from north countries shall be, 
with glory, 133:32. 

Crowns, the Twelve with, upon their 
heads 29:12 

Crucified, Christ was, 20:23, 21:9, 35:2, 
45:52; for the sins of the world, 53:2, 
54:1, 76:41; him unto themselves, 
76:35. 

Cumorah, glad tidings from, 128:20. 

Cunning, plan, laid by Satan, 10:12, 23; 
God's wisdom greater than, 10:43. 

Cup, of Christ's suffering, the bitter, 
19:18; of mine indignation is full, 
29:17; of iniquity, when full, 101:11; 
that their, might be full. 103:3. 



Curse, that the earth may not be smittcr 
with a, 27:9; a land on which there 
shall be no, 38:18; ye that hear me 
not will I, 41:1; enemies of God, 103:24; 
the earth to be smitten with, unless 
there is a welding link, 128:18; whom 
you, I will, 132:47; the Lord shall 
come with a, 133:2. 

Cursed, by the law, 24:17; the waters, 
61 :14; the land, in the beginning, 61:17; 
those who lift heel against God's an- 
notated, 121:16; whoever he curses 
shall be, 124:93. 

Cursings, where to leave, 24:15; hypo- 
crites to be cursed with heaviest of all, 
41:1; ye bring, by your own works, 
124:48. 

Curtain, of heaven to be unfolded, 88:95. 

Cutler, Alpheus, member of high council, 
124:132. 

Damnation, eternal, 19:7; generation of 
vipers not to escape, 121 :23. 

Damned, disobedient and unbelievers 
shall be. 42:60, 68:9, 84:74, 112:29; 
those who receive not Christ to be, 
49:5; who receives commandment with 
doubtful heart is, 58:29; for abiding 
not the covenant, 132:4. 

Dancing, if merry, praise with, 136:28. 

Darkness, bring church out of, 1:30; 
comprehendeth not light, 6:21; love, 
rather than light, 10:21; the light can- 
not be hid in, 14 :9 ; the Lord's servants 
delivered from, 24:1; that which doth 
not edify is, 50:23; chase, from you, 
50:25; gospel to be preached to those 
who sit in, 57:10; world groaneth un- 
der, 84:49; walking in, at noon-day, 
"95:6; who keep not the commandments 
shall walk in, 95:12; wicked to have 
portion in outer, 101:91; covers the 
earth, 112:23; disobedient delivered 
unto, 133:72. 

Daughters, sons and, of my kingdom, 
25:1; inhabitants of the earth begotten 
sons and, 76:24. 

David, bondage may be taken from 
house of, 109:63; received many wives 
and concubines, 132:38; fallen from his 
exaltation, 132:39. 

Davies, Amos, 124:111. 

Day, of the wrath of God, 1:9; when 
wicked shall be cut off. 1:14; of the 
Lord, great and dreadful, 2:1; ye may 
stand blameless at the last, 4:2; reap 
while the, lasts, 6:3; of judgment, 19:3; 
the Twelve to stand at the Lord's 
right hand at the day of his coming, 
29:12; of the coming of the Son of 
Man nigh at hand, 63:53; of the Lord 
cometh quickly, 87:8; of the Lord mar 
not overtake you, 106:5; of the Lord, 
prepare for, 133:10; of the Lord not 
known, 133:11. 

Day of Judgment, shame and condemna- 
tion at, 10:23; wash thy feet as t 



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273 



testimony against them in the, 60:15; 
an account of stewardship to be re- 
quired in, 70:4; more tolerable for the 
heathen in the, 75:22; every man to be 
accountable in the, 101:78. See also 
Judgment. 

Deacons, office and duty of, 20:38, 57 to 
59, 84:30, 111; ordination, 20:60, 64; 
duty of president of, 107:85. 

Dead, the Lord hath risen from the, 
18:12; shall come forth, 29:13; shall 
awake at the trump of Michael, 29:26; 
weep for the. 42:45: blessed are the, 
who die in the Lord, 63:49; speaking 
of the resurrection of the, 76:16, 88:14; 
resurrection of the, is the redemption 
of the soul, 88:16; the rest of the, live 
not again until the thousand years are 
ended, 88:101; dispensation for work 
for the, committed, 110:14; no font on 
earth for the baptism for the, 124:29; 
judged out of books, 128:6, 8; knowl- 
edge pertaining to salvation for the, 
128:11; baptism in the likeness of 
resurrection of the, 128:12; records of 
the, kept in heaven, 128:14; salvation 
of the, essential, 128:15; the living not 
perfect without the, 128:18; a voice of 
gladness for the living and the, 128:19: 
worthy record of the, to be presented 
in the temple, 128:24. 

Dead works, futility of, 22:2. 

Deaf, made to hear, 35:9; come to mar- 
riage of Lamb, 58:11; in my name they 
shall unstop the ears of the, 84:69. 

Death, Redeemer suffered in the flesh, 
18:11; first, is last, 29:41; last, is 
spiritual, 29:41; came not to Adam 
until plan of redemption was given, 
29:42; through natural, to immortality, 
29:43; righteous shall not taste of, 
42:46 j of unrighteous, bitter, 42:47; 
the sick if not appointed unto, shall be 
healed, 42:48; hearken lest, overtake 
you, 45:2; who sit in region and shadow 
of, 57:10; blessed in life or, 58:2; mean- 
ing of second, 63:17; during the millen- 
nium, 63:51; who have not sinned unto, 
64:7: only ones on whom second death 
shall have power, 76:37; they shall no 
more see, 88:116; will prove you unto, 
98:14; no sorrow because no, 101:29; 
fear not even unto, 101:36; Elijah 
tasted not, 110:13; faithfulness 
stronger than cords of, 121:44; man's 
priesthood remains after, 124:130; 
whatsoever is not by the Lord ceases 
at, 132:13; in life not divided, in death 
not separated, 135:3; of Joseph Smith 
needful, 136:39. 

Debt, pay the, thou hast contracted, 
19:35; forbidden to get into, to enemies, 
64:27; not to be incurred for building 
house of the Lord, 115:13; let proper- 
ties of Kirtland be turned out for, 
117:5; pay all your debts, 104:78; con- 
cern not yourselves about your debts, 



111:5; surplus property for debts of 
Presidencv 119*2 

Deceit, not justified" by deceit, 10:25, 28. 

Deceive, just man will not, 129:7. 

Deceived, lest ye are, 46:8; pattern given 
that ye be not, 52:14. 

Deceivers, to be brought to judgment, 
50:6. 

Dedicated, land of Zion to be, 58:57; 
house to be, for the work of the Presi- 
dency, 94:6; another to be, for work of 
printing and translation, 94:10. 

Dedicatory Prayer, of Kirtland Temple, 
sec. 109. 

Deep, shall stand on great, 133:20; great, 
to be driven back to north countries, 
133:23; highway to be cast up in the 
great, 133:27. 

Defense, gathering to be for a, 115:6. 

Defiled, will destroy temple if it be, 
93:35; God will not come into the 
house if it be, 97:17. 

Deliver, power to, not shortened, 133:67; 
disobedient, none to, 133:71. 

Deliverance, with chastisement I prepare 
a way for their. 95:1. 

Denominations, many pure in heart 
among, 123:12. 

Deny, not the spirit of revelation, 11:25; 
the Lord cannot, his word, 39:16; who 
deny the Lord are not sanctified, 101:5; 
others planted instead of those who, 
114:2. 

Denying, the Holy Spirit, punishment 
for, 76:35. 

Descended, below all things, 88:6. 

Desire, to serve God are called, 4:3; who, 
to reap let him reap, 6:3; if you, you 
shall be means of, 6:8; good, of Peter, 
7:5; as you, it shall be done, 11:8; 
gift if thou wilt, 11:10; if you, you 
shall have my Spirit, 11:21. 

Desires, carnal, lead to failure, 3:4; good, 
to lay up treasures in heaven, 6:27; ye 
shall have according to, 7:8; by their, 
you shall know them, 18:38; of the 
elders came up before the Lord, 67:1; 
cease from all lustful, 88:121; house 
for holy, 95:16. 

Desolating, scourge, to go forth, 5:19; 
sickness, to cover land, 45:31. 

Desolation, to be sent forth upon wicked, 
29:8; to come upon Jerusalem as thief 
in night, 45:19; declare that, shall 
come upon wicked, 63:37; of abomina- 
tion, 84:117, 88:85; to come speedily, 
112:24. 

Despised, the, to thresh nations, 35:13. 

Destroy, Lamanites suffered to destroy 
their brethren, 3:18; many lie in wait 
to, 5:33; servants of Satan have sought 
to, 10:6; this work, devil sought to, 
10:12; souls, seeking to, 10:27; my 
work, will not suffer that they shall, 
10:43; do not bring gospel to, 10:52; 
not to, but to build up church, 10:54: 
Satan seeketh to, soul, 64:17; defiled 



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Ihe Lord has tent forth, 

enemies, 105,15. 
D« true Man, decreed, upon 



1) tuple ripe for, 61:31; we delight 

in, HM:43; look not back lest, 133:1 

Detroit, elders to so by war of. 32 

Davil, see also Adversary, Satan, 

Lucifer; shall have power, 1:35; sai 



1 Adam, _ 29:40; who ; 



113; and his arii:,,- 

leth, 121:4; enough to 

tremble, 1_'3:10; Micha, 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 1 

Directors, Oliver Cowdcry promised I 

Discern, the different gifts, 46:27; a 
—  -----I, sec. 129. 

■f thoughts and intent: 

Ing, of spirits, a gift, 46:23; in- 

spirits, 50:31 to 33; pattern 
Disciple, receiveth and doeth 






of, 



Devil and his angels, everlasting; fire 
prepared for, 29:28; thrust down, 29:37; 

with, 76:3" 44; to go away into late 
o! fire and brimstone, 76:36. 

Devil, Church of, 18:20. 

Devil, Kingdom of, who build up. 10:56. 

Devilish, by transgression man became. 



-, the wicked, b 



Dews, as, of C 

God, 128:19. 

Die, those who 

124:86; who, 

59:2: blessed 



o the Lord, 42:44, 
rest from labors, 

se who died with- 



■itual body. 



ing they shall i 

88:27; then infflL 

oli!. 101:30; faithful who die shall par- 
take of glory, 101:35. 

Diligence, reward of, 70:15; victory and 
glory through, 103:36: blessing by, 
104:79; act in office with, 107:99; re- 
double your, 127:4; knowledge and in- 
telligence gained by, 130:19. 

DUigent, if, shall be blessed, 18:8; the, 
to be blesBed, 59:4; let every man be, 
75:29; be, in keeping commandments, 
136:42. 

Director, counsel of, trampled upon, 



.- , . J2:40; will- 
ing to lay down liie, 103:28. 
DtaciplM, warning by mouth of, 1:4; 

10:59; Twelve shall be my, 18:27; snow 
it to you as to my, 45:16; stand in holj 
places, 45:32; to purchase Zion, 58 :w 
in Kirtland to arrange their affair*, 
63:38; of old, chastened, 64:8; tote 
known by their works, 84:91. 

Disobedience, light and truth lost 
through, 93:39; results of, 97:26; sow 
c.v tnmsij-ression bceauso: of. 121 :17. 

Disobedient, world shall prevail U saints 
are, 103:8; punishment of the, 133;6J; 
none to deliver, 133:71. 

Dispensation, keys of, committed < 
r'eter. 27:13; Elias commits dispense 
tion of Abraham, 110:12; kevs of tto 
committed, 110:16; last days, of [ulises 
of times, 112:30; power of priesthoc 
held in connection with that of ear hi 
dispensations, 112:31; keys of thi 

1:18; P. 



usher 



keys of, 128:20; angels declaring their 
respective, 128:21; welding together of I 
dispensations, 128:18. 
ivided, days before earth was, 133:24. 



6:2, 11:2, 12:2, 14:2, J 
Doctrine, the only doct 



may not be sed. 

each other, 88:77 

act in, 101:78; procedure 

difficulty concerning, 102; 

hood distil upon soul, 12 
Dodds, Asa, to go into west* 

75:15. 
Dominion, devil shall bave 

his own, 1:35; celestial eq 

might and, 76:95; soul-! 

according to work, 76:111; 



Dreadful, day of the Lord, 



f devils, that tou 
i by, 46:7; teach 
tr fee ted in, 97:14: 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 21 

a of, 43:25: to be, 
33; chastening t 
timony cometfi th 



Drink, would that I might not, Ihe bittei . . 

cup, 19:18; matte re th not what yc shall divera pl< 



will. 2? :S ; take no thought for what ye of, 

shall eat or, 84:81; to, strong drinks Eastern lands, gather out from, 45:64 

not good, S9:5, 7; hot drinks not for Eat. in the sacrament it maltereth not 

body, 89:9; barley and other grain for what ye shall, 27:2; the willing and 

mild drinks, 89:17. obedient shall, 64:34; take no thought 

Dumb, make to speak, 35:9; tongue of, what ye shall, 64:81. 

shall speak, 84:70. Eden, Garden of, man cast out from, 

Duat, of your feet, casting off the, 24:15; 29:41. 

elders to shake off the, 60:15, 75:20; Edify, that which doth not, is not of 

shall not sleep in the, 63:51: of the God, 50:23. 

earth, man formed from the, 77:12. Egypt, children of Israel led out of. 

Duty, of those bearing the priesthood, 136:22. 

20:38 to 67; of memberi after baptism, Eight year*, age of children to be ban- 

20:68; elders must be taught, 105:10; lized, 68:27. 

of presidents, 107:85 to 91; let every Elder, oi the church, Joseph Smith the 

man learn his, 107:99. first, 20:2; Oliver Cowdery the second, 

Dwall, where Cod and Christ, they can- 20:3; an apostle is an, 20:38; the priest 

not come, 76:112; when Christ shall to assist the, 20:52; to be ordained, 

dwell with saints. 104:59. 20:60; to administer the sacrament, 
20:76; Joseph Smith to be called an, 

>unt as upon, 21:1; take upon you mine ordination, 
even that of an, S3 :3; office of, a neces- 

tinM, Rugalas, called, 75:35. aary appendage, 84:29; office of, under 

Ear, that shall not hear, 1:2; things the Melchizedek Priesthood, 107:7; 

which, has not heard, 76:10; not heard high priests may officiate in the office 

what Cod hath prepared, 133:45. of, 107:10: administers in spiritual 

Eara, tingle, when lightning shall make things, 107:12; Joseph Smith a pre- 

Ihe, 4.1:22; him wlio shall speak in siding, over the church, 124:125. 

your, 78:2; of the deal, 84:69: fet it be Elders, bear witness, 20:16; duties of, 

may be opened, 101:92. ' 20:6l] 81; children to be blessed by! 

Earth, peace shall be taken from, t :35, 20:70; hearken, O ye, 41:2, 42:1, 43:1, 

shall pass away, but not my word, IS, 50:1, 57:1, 58:1, 52:1, 64:1, 67:1, 

1:38, 43:32, 56:11: would be utn-vl-. 136:41; shall lay hands on the sick, 

wasted, 2:3; John's mission on, 7:6; 42:44; to be taught from on high, 43:16; 

Christ the Creator of, W 14:9; God, ihe' Spirit" 46:2; the word of" God to all 

frame.r of, 20:17; mission of Elijah  faithful, rt* : 7 ; shall tender account of 

27:9; is ripe, 29:9: shall quake, 29:1J, their stewardship, 72:5, 16, 19, 25; a 

84:118; heaven and, shall be made new, ~ . .. - 



Eagles' wing*, 
124:99. 



: 45:58, 56:20, 



. 124:137; to be endowed with 
from on high, 105:11; first, to 
■endowment i„ Kir:;.,,,. I. !.i5:.i.l; 
ns m:.-: ,-,■,. I, L,-, K'7:-:U; July 
. . president of the, 107:89; seven- 

o, 49:19; who shall inherit the, ties to be traveling. 124:139: ..nd 
to he transfigured, 63:21: as a forth the, io the nations. 133:! 
glass, 77:1; inhabitants of, shall Elect, mine, li ■.:■ • v, :,-,-. 2'.<:7 ; 
, 87:6; Christ the light of ihe, the faithful are the, S*:34i 
" '" t elect lady, 25:3. 



y, 88:18; 
of God t: 



Father, 88:19; why created, 88:20; ness of joy, '/3:.'.: : ihe 
' ' ' ' ' "■  "- J "3:35; to n *■ 



if God, 
Emma 

eciea >l «cei 1 ve e a 'fol- 



I by, 27:7; ' 



abideth celeatial law, 88:25; shall die God, 93:2 
but be quickened, 88:26; course of, is 101:25. 

fixed, 88:43; the Lord's handiwork, Eleventhhour.it 

104:14: have I not made the, 117:6; Ellas, keys «— 
groans under iniquity, 123:7: will be Has visitec 

smitten unless there is a welding link, 76:100; com _ 

128:18; angels who minister to this, pel of Abraham, 110:12. 

130:5; will be a Urim and Thummim, Elihu, received priesthood, 84:9. 

130:9; as it was before it was divided, Elijah, priesthood revealed by, 2:1 
133:24. turn hearts of fathers to children. ; 

Earthly thine-s, equality in, 78:5. 110:15, 128:17; Sidney Rigdon sen 



76 INDEX AND 

prepare the way lor, 35-4; ministra 



CONCORDANCE 

to be of, 76:100; Jos. 
1, 78:1, 9; ordained 
J; translated, 107:49; pr 
ondi-Ahman, 107:53; b< 



*";  



no, J'.?;.-. 1 , irutli natn no, «S:66; the 
world reserved to the, 121 i32j gods be- 
cause they have no, 132:20; of the 
world, Satan to be destroyed at the, 
19:3. 
End of tiie earth, judgment 

!";""'«•■..?' 



dera 



■]" the 



. .. the, 43:31; 
at the, 88:101; thun- 
of the earth, 43:21; 
shall inquire, 132:1. 



Endless, I, God, am, 18:4, 10. 

Endless t.rment, meaning of, 19:6, 76:44. 

Endow, the Lord's design to, 95:8; you 
shall be endowed, 38:32, 43:16; neces- 
sary that elders be endowed, 105:11. 

Endowment, I have prepared a great, 
105:12, IS; first elders to receive, 
105:33; thousands to rejoice m,_ 110:9. 



1, those who, to the e 

aved, 14:7, 18:22, 20:25, 29, 
■3:20,47, 101:35, 121:8; he that 



seeke'th lives of saints, 38:28;*th'e » 

net to be nourished bv. 42:43; iorfr: 
thine, s< " ■"  



' night and broke down th< 
11 :51 ; show love lest the errinp 
em thee an, 121:13. 



land of your, 52:42; f 
and hnmili» rtuuKtina 

54:3; lo. 



forbidden to get in debt to, 64:27; eon 
found your, 71:7; glory in God vh 
' ■" - bdue all, 76:61, 106; blood o 



, 251 destroyer to lay waste the, 
105:15; prayer that the Lord's anger 
be kindled against, 121 :S; hindered by, 
124:33; Joseph Smith retires on He- 
count of, 127:1; shall become a prey, 
133:28; have I not delivered you from, 
136:40; be diligent lest enemies tri- 
umph, 136:42. 

Engravings, ancient, 8:1; on plates of 
Nephi, translate the, 10:41. 

Enoch, Zion of, taken to bosom of the 
Lord, 38:4, 45:12; city of, 45:11, 12 



dek, 76:57; church of, 7 



I they 



Enos, ordained and blessed by Adam, 

107:44, S3. 
Ensample, to missionaries, 68:2; to 

branches of the church, 72:23; to all 

servants of the Lord, 78:13; to all 

people, 98:38. 
Ensign, Zion to be an, 64:42; of peace, 

lift up an, 105:39, 
Envying*, inheritances polluted by, 

Ephralm, stick of, Moroni sent to reveal, 
27:5; rebellious not of the blood of, 



'.avtl, every man acco 
family, 51:3. 9; in ten 
70:14; in power in ci 
76:95; if not in esjthlj 
heavenly, 78:6; claims 
B2:17; with Lamb of God 



. his 



jJMjjwiTilejn, every n 

est hood under hi 



jf God, 84il2; 
J4:13. 
Especial witnesses 



ill" other "gods, 121:3i; lives 
.32:24. 
Eternal damnation, again it is written, 



Eternal life, he 



11:7; the'greate 
45:8; those who 


t of all 

believer 
endure 


haU 


btain! 


Eternal rnuniL God's- COUr 


e on 


, 3:2, 


Eternity, looked up 
of, 38:1; is pai 
possess your Inh 
shall have the ri 
gathered in time 


ed, 38:12; ye shall 
ritance in, 38:20; ye 

and, 39:22; let the 


solemnities of, rest upon 
43:34; some seek not th 


e riches of, 



68:31; accounts to be : 
and, 72:3; from, to et 



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277 



Evil, speaking, 20:54; day, to withstand 
the, 27:15; they sought, and the Spirit 
was withheld, 64:16; resurrection of 
those who have done, 76:17; forsake 
all, 98:11; keep yourselves from, 
136:21; cease to speak, 136:23. 

Exalt, not yourselves, 112:15; God shall, 
thee, 121:8. 

Exalted, he that abaseth himself shall 
be, 101:42; the poor shall be, 104:16; 
thou shalt be, 112:3; many low ones 
shall be, 112:8; let him abase himself 
that he may be, 124:114. 

Exaltation, of Zion, Gentiles to come to 
the, 124:9; these angels remain with- 
out, 132:17; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob 
have entered into their, 132:29, 37; I 
seal upon you your, 132:49; in the 
eternal worlds, 132:63. 

Excess, nothing to be used to, 59:20; of 
laughter, cast away, 88:69. 

Excuse, that all men may be left without, 
101:93. 

Exhortation, churches strengthened by, 
50:37; strengthen your brethren in all 
your, 108:7. 

Expedient, to wait for the redemption of 
Zion, 105:13; the Holy Ghost manifests 
all things that are, 18:18; teach all 
things, to understand, 88:78; that my 
word should go forth, 96:5; for the 
salvation of souls, 100:4. 

Eye, no, that shall not see, 1:2; the 
righteous to be changed in the twin- 
kling of an, 43:32; an, single to my 
glory, 59:1, 82:19; all things which 
come of the earth to please the, 59:18; 
things which eye has not seen to be 
made known, 76:10; shall see eye to, 
84 :98. 

Eyes, of the wicked, to fall from their 
sockets, 29:19; all things present be- 
fore mine, 38:2; ye cannot behold with 
your natural, 58:3; mine, are upon you, 
67:2; by power of Spirit our eyes were 
opened, 76:12; of our understandings 
were opened, 76:19, 110:1; of the blind, 
they shall open, 84:69; light to en- 
lighten your, 88:11; the Lord's, were 
as a flame, 110:3; the Lord's, see and 
know all, 121:24. 

Ezekiel, prophecy of, 29:21. 

Pace, without priesthood no man can see 

the face of the Father and live, 84:22; 

Moses sought to sanctify people that 

they might see the face of God, 84:23; 

he will unveil his, 88:68, 95, 124:8; 

conditions upon which man may see 

the Lord's, 93:1; of the Lord, seek the, 

101:38; the sun shall hide his, 133:49: 

brother of Jared talked with the Lord 

face to face, 17:1. 

Faith, might increase in the earth, 1:21: 

that Lamanites might be glorified 

through, 3:20; qualifies for the work 

of the Lord, 4:5; blessing promised on 

19 



condition of, 5:24, 28; have, 6:19; 
granting of knowledge by, 8:1; can do 
nothing without, 8:10, 18:19; record to 
come forth in accordance with, of 
prophets and disciples, 10:47, 49, 52; 
according to e shall it be done, 11:10, 
14, 17; required for establishment of 
God's work, 12:8; ask in, 14:8; sacred 
things to be shown by, 17:2, 3, 5, 7; 
ask in, and you shall have the Holy 
Ghostj 18:18; thou shalt declare, 19:31; 
all things you shall receive by, 26:2; 
shield of, taking the, 27:17: whatso- 
ever ye shall aslc in, ye shall receive, 
29:6, 52:20; whoso has, to be confirmed, 
33:15; healing power of; miracles 
wrought through, 35:9, 42:48; by 
prayer of, ye shall receive my law, 
41:3; shall deny the, 42:23; to become 
Christ's sons, 42:52; to be healed, a 
gift, 46:19; a warning against failing 
in, 61:18; cometh not by signs, 63:9 
to 12; adulterers^ deny the, 63:16; he 
that endureth in, shall overcome, 
63:20; parents to teach their children to 
understand, 68:25; righteous may 
overcome by, 76:53; seek learning by, 
88:118: a house of, 88:119; for a trial 
of their, 105:19; boast not of, 105:24; 
keep my commandments lest your, fail, 
136:42. 

Faithful, these commandments are, 1 :37, 
71:11; you should have been, 3:8; it 
thou art, thou shalt be lifted up, 5:35; 
if, thou shalt be saved, 6:13: be, until 
I come, 27:18; whoso is, shall enter 
into joy, 51:19, 52:43; if they are, they 
shall know what to do, 52:4; he that 
is, shall be made ruler, 52:13, 101:61, 
117:10, 124:113, 132:53; reward for him 
that is, in tribulation, 58:2; they that 
are, shall be crowned with blessings, 
59:4; talent taken from those who are 
not, 60:3; he that is, shall not perish, 
61:6; the, shall be preserved, 62:6; I 
am with the, always, 62:9, 75:13; shall 
overcome, 63:47, 75:16; he that is, shall 
be made strong, 66:8; they have been, 
over many things, 70:17; he who is, is 
worthy to inherit, 72:4, 78:22, 81:6, 
106:8; if ye are, ye shall be laden with 
sheaves, 75:5, 79:3; blessings for the, 
84:33, 104:2; the Lord will give to the, 
line upon line, 98:12; victory promised 
the, 104:82; a great endowment for the, 
105:12. 

Faithfulness, every man should take, 
63:37; victory through, 103:36; 
stronger than death, 121:44. 

Fall, cannot be redeemed from spiritual, 
without repentance, 29:44; he that 
buildeth upon the rock shall never, 
50:44; upon the ground, men shall, 
88:89; God redeemed man from the, 
93:38. 

Fallen, by transgression men became, 
20:20; he is, even a son of the morn- 



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ing, 76:27t others appointed to take the 
place of the, 118:1. 

Falsely, wo unto them that swear, 
121:18. 

Falsehood, pretenses of enemies founded 
in, 127:1. 

Family, duties, attend to all, 20:47; duty 
to the church because of thy, 23:3; 
every man must provide for his, 75:28; 
your, must needs repent. 93:48. 

Families, every man equal according to 
their, 51 :3; duty of the church to assist 
certain, 75:24; 1 speak to you concern- 
ing your, 98:23; your, are well, 100:1: 
I will provide for their, 118:3; you shall 
be blessed in your, 136:11. 

Famine, nations warned by, 43:25; by 
the wrath of God. 87:6. 

Far West, to be called most holy, 115:7; 
commandment to build house of the 
Lord at. 115:8; city of, to be built 
up for the gathering of saints, 115:17; 
William Marks to preside in. 117:10; 
the Twelve to take leave of the saints 
in the city of, 118:5. 

Fasting, and, or rejoicing and, 59:14: ye 
shall continue in, 88:76; establish a 
house of, 88:119; and mourning, 95:7. 

Father, ask the, in my name, 18:18, 40; 
Jesus Christ, the name given of the, 
18:23; having accomplished the will 
of the, 19:2; I came by the will of 
the. 19:24; Son and Holy Ghost, one 
God, 20:27, 28; your advocate with 
the, 29:5, 110:4; your Redeemer by 
the will of the, 31:13; I am in the, 
35:2* the, and. I are one, 50:43, 93:3: 
I will come down from the presence of 
my, 63:34; eternal life at # the^ right 
hand of my, 66:12; baptizing in the 
name of the, 68:8; as many as the 
Father shall bear record of, 68:12; 
things which were ordained of the 
76:13; we beheld the glory of the Son 
on the right hand of the, 76:20, 23; 
Christ glorifies the, 76:43: they who 
receive not of the fulness oi the, 76:77; 
when he shall deliver up # the kingdom 
to the, 76:107; mansions in the house of 
my, 81:6, 98:18: he that receiveth me, 
receiveth my, 84:37, 40; ye are they 
whom my, hath given me, 84:63; your, 
in heaven knoweth, 84:83; earth to be 
crowned with the presence of God, the, 
88:19; Christ called the, 93:4; come 
unto the : in my name, 93:19; Christ 
glorified in the, 93:20; I was in the be- 
ginning with the, 93:21; ye were also in 
the beginning with the, 93:23; shall re- 

i'ect those who reject you, 99:4; has a 
>odv of flesh and bones, 130:22; no man 
shall come to the, but by Christ, 
132:12; if a man be called of my, as 
was Aaron, 132:59. 
Father, of all, Adam, 27:11, 29:34; 
patriarchal order from father to son, 
107:40. 



Fathers, hearts of children shall turn to 
their, 2:2 t 27:9, 98:16, 110:15; keys 
have come down from the, 112:32; and 
children, the welding link between, 
128:18; I am the God of your, 136:21. 

Fatherless, care of the, 136:8. 

Fault, a member overtaken in a, 20:80; 
cease to find, with one another, 88:124; 
admonish him in his faults, 6:19. 

Fayette, Joseph sent to, 24:3: voice of 
the Lord in the wilderness oi, 128:20. 

Fear, and tremble, 1:7, 63:6; not to do 
good, 6:33; church members need not, 
10:55; fear not, little flock, 6:34, 35:27; 
if prepared, ye shall not, 38:30; he that 
feareth me shall be looking for the 
Lord's coming, 45:39; to seize upon the 
wicked at the Lord's appearing, 45:74; 
some hide their talent for fear of man, 
60:2; transgressors shall, 63:16; to 
come upon men, 63:33, 88:91; do not, 
68:6, 98:1; mercy for those who fear 
the Lord, 76:5; God and give glory to 
him, 88:104, 133:38; not, even unto 
death, 101:36; not, what man can do, 
122:9; not thine enemies, 136:17; be- 
cause of fears blessing withheld, 67:3; 
if you strip from fears, you shall see 
me, 67:10; should not have feared man, 
3:7. 

Feet, behold the prints in my, 6:37; 
cursing by casting off the dust of your, 
24:15, 60:15, 75:20, 84:92, 99:4; shod 
with the gospel of peace, 27:16; let 
not the head say, I have no need of, 
84:109; cleanse your hands and your, 
88:74; under his, was a paved work 
of pure gold, 110:2; how beautiful upon 
the mountains are the, 128:19. 

Fellow beings, how to benefit, 81:4; ac- 
cording to the measure given, 1:10. 

Fellowship, women to have, in the 
church, 83:2; in the everlasting cove- 
nant^ 88:133; token of full, 104:75. 

Field, is white already to harvest, 4:4, 
6:3, 11:3, 12:3, 14:3, 33:3, 7; is white 
already to be burned, 31:4; kingdoms 
likened unto a man having a, 88:51; 
blessed in your fields, 136:11. 

Fierceness, the, of the wrath of God, 
76:107; 88:106. 

Fig-tree, parable of the, 35:16; ye look 
and behold the fig-trees, 45:37. 

Filthy, still, therefore, they must re- 
main, 88:35, 102. 

Fire, I will make him as a flaming, 7:6; 
declare remission of sins by, 19:31; 
my coming in a pillar of, 29:12; ever- 
lasting, 29:28; baptism of, and of the 
Holy Ghost, 33:11; the earth shall 
pass away so as by. 43:32; the wicked 
to go into unquenchable, 43:33, 63:34, 
54; blood, and vapors of smoke, 45:41; 
and brimstone, lake of, 63:17, 76:36; 
where the, is not quenched, 76:44; who 
suffer the vengeance of eternal, 76:105; 
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into, 97:7; devouring, Zion in danger 
of, 97:26; the Lord's eyes as a flame 
of, 110:3; the Lord's presence as the 
melting, 133:41. 

Firmament, glory of sun, moon and 
stars in the, 76:70, 71, 109. 

First, shall be last, 29:30, I am the first 
and the last, 110:4. 

Firstborn, among sons of Aaron, 68:16. 

Firstborn, Christ, Church of the, church 
of the Firstborn, 76:54, 67, 77:11, 
78:21, 93:22; to dwell in the presence 
of the Father, 76:94; to be caught up 
unto the, 76:102; its glory, 88:5; Christ 
the, 93:21; Melchizedek Priesthood to 
commune with, 107:19. 

First-fruits, Christ, 88:98. 

First Presidency, see Presidency, First. 

Flattereth, Satan, 10:25, 29. 

Flee, to Zion, 45:68, 133:12; the land, to 
escape enemies, 54:7. 

Flesh, trust not in the arm of, 1:19; 
Christ suffered death in the, 18:11; 
Christ came in the, 20:26; flies shall 
eat their, 29:18; all, is corrupted, 
38:11, 112:23; they twain shall be one, 
49:16; wo to him that wasteth, 49:21; 
all in the Lord's hand, 61:6; no man 
has seen God in the, 67:11; judged ac- 
cording to men in the, 76:73, 88:99; 
power of godliness not manifest unto 
men in the, without the priesthood, 
84:21; heirs according to the, 86:9; of 
beasts and fowls to be used sparingly, 
89:12; Christ made flesh his taber- 
nacle, 93:4; Spirit to be poured out 
upon all, 95:4; and bones, the Father 
and the Son each has a body of, 130:22. 

Flies, to be sent as a curse, 29:18. 

Flight, gathering not to be by, 58:56, 
101:68; not in haste, 133:15; two to put 
tens of thousands to, 133:58. 

Flock, fear not, little, 6:34, 35:27: I will 
take care of your flocks, 88:72; blessed 
in your flocks, 136:11. 

Fold, sheep not of this, 10:59. 

Folly, to be made manifest, 45:49, 136:19. 

Font, baptismal, 124:29; similitude of 
the grave, 128:13. 

Food, ordained for man, 49:19, 59:16 to 
19, 89:10; preparation of, on the Sab- 
bath, 59:13; all grain good for, 89:16. 

Footstool, earth the Lord's, 38:17. 

Foreheads, servants of God sealed in, 
77:9; name of the Father written on, 
133:18. 

Forgive, the repentant, 1:32, 42:25 
58:42, 68:24, 98:39; those who confess, 
61:2, 64:7; forgive one another, 64:9; 
I, the Lord will, whom I will, 64:10; as 
ye have forgiven one another, even 
so I, 82:1; conditional promise to, 
84:61; when not to, 98:44. 

Forgiven, your sins are, 60:7, 62:3; 
whose sins are now, 61:2; I have, you, 
64:3; chasten, that their sins may be, 



95:1; blasphemy against Holy Ghost 
not to be, 132:27. 

Forgiveness, he that kills shall not have, 
42:18, 79; no, for sons of perdition, 
76:34; no, for those who break the 
covenant, 84:41. 

Foster, James, president of seventies, 
124:138 

Foster, Robert D., 124:115. 

Foundation, of church, 18:4, 5, 21:2; of 
the earth, hear him who laid the, 45:1; 
not to build on another's, 52:33; ye are 
laying the, of a great work, 64:33; of 
the Lord's work, which Joseph Smith 
did lay, 136:38. 

Foundation of the world, baptism for 
the dead instituted before the, 124:33, 
41: ordinances prepared before the, 
128:5; law decreed in heaven before 
the, 130:20, 132:5. 

Fowls, ordained for food, 49:19, 89:12; 
grain for the. 89:14, 17. 

Free, gospel, tree to all, 10:51; people, 
38:22; the Lord and the law make men 
free, 98:8. 

Freedom, law supporting, is justifiable, 
98:5: land of, 106:1. 

Friends, with mammon, 82:22; ye are my, 
84:63; the Lord calls his servants, 
84:77, 94:1, 98:1, 100:1, 104:1. 

Fruit; meet for the Father's kingdom, 
84:58; every fruit in the season thereof, 
89:11; good for man, 89:16; fate of 
trees not bearing good, 97:7; they shall 
plant and eat the, 101:101. 

Fulfilled, the Lord will fulfil, 85:10; what 
the Lord has decreed shall be, 1:7; that 
which was written by prophets, 1:18; 
my word shall all be, 1:38; plates pre- 
served that God's promises might be, 
3:19; that spoken by mine apostles 
must be, 29:10; words by the mouths 
of prophets shall be, 42:39; the things 
I have told you shall all be, 45:23; 
times of the Gentiles to be, 45:25; 
these words shall be, ,56:11; have I 
promised and have not, 58:31; some 
say the Lord's promises are not, 58:33; 
law of Moses was, 74:3. 

Fuller, Edson, to journey to Missouri, 
52:28. 

Fullmer, David, member of high council, 
124:132. 

Fulness, of my scriptures, 42:15; of the 
earth is yours, 59:16; we received of 
his, 76:20; they are they who have re- 
ceived of his, 76:56; received of his 
fflory but not of his, 76:76; not of the 
ulness of the Father, 76:77; not of his. 
in the eternal world, 76:86; celestial 
receive of the Father's, 76:94; rest, the 



fulness of his glory, 84:24; those 

.1 glc 
ceive a, 88:29; of the Father and of 



quickened by celestial glory shall re- 



the Son, 93:4, 12, 16, 19, 27; spirit and 
element inseparably connected receive 
a fulness of joy, 93:33; of the priest- 



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hood to be revealed, 124:28; of glory, 
everlasting covenant instituted for the, 
132:6. 

Fulness of the Gospel, that the, might 
be proclaimed, 1:23; I must bring forth 
the, 14:10; contained in the Book of 
Mormon, 20:9, 27:5; who are ready to 
receive, 35:12; sent forth by Joseph 
Smith, 35:17; in Bible and Book of 
Mormon, 42:12; the light to break 
forth, 45:28; the everlasting covenant, 
66:2; the record which we bear is the, 
76:14; every man shall hear the, 90:11; 
the Lord sent forth the, 133:57. 

Fulness of Times, Dispensation of, 27:13, 
112:30; when Christ shall have sub- 
dued all enemies, 76:106; revelation of 
things that pertain to the, 124:41; hid- 
den things revealed in the, 128:18; 
keys of the, possessed by Peter, James 
and John, 128:20. 

Gabriel, voice of, 128:21. 

Gad, received priesthood, 84:11. 

Galland, Isaac, 124:78, 79. 

Garden of Eden, 29:41. 

Garments, of angel, pure and white, 
20:6; be plain and work of own hands, 
42:40; Zion put on beautiful, 82:14; 
who cometh with dyed, 133:46, 48; 
sprinkled with blood, 133:51. 

Gates, of hell, 10:69, 17:8, 18:5, 21:6, 
33:13, 98:22. 

Gather, as a hen gathereth her chickens, 
10:65, 29:2, 43:24; together in one all 
things, 27:13; mine elect from the 
four quarters of the earth, 33:6; from 
eastern lands, 45:64; and stand in holy 
places, 101:22; according to parable of 
wheat and tares, 101:65; gather to- 
gether and establish Zion, 101:74; who 
are not commanded to tarry, 133:4; 
from the nations, 133:7; where two or 
three are gathered, 6:32; be gathered 
a righteous people, 38:31; to New 
Jerusalem, 42:9; that covenant people 
may be gathered in one, 42:36; out of 
every nation under heaven, 45:69; 
righteous to be, from among nations, 
45:71; the scattered shall be, 101:13. 

Gathering, bring to pass the, of mine 
elect, 29:7, 8; to be taught by the 
elders, 133:9; of remnant, 45:43; Mis- 
souri the land appointed and conse- 
crated for, 57:1, 15; not to be in haste 
nor by flight, 58:56, 101:68; reason 
for, 63:36; of saints to stand upon 
Mount Zion, 84:2; New Jerusalem built 
by, 84:4; to continue, 101:64; lands 
consecrated for, 105:15; keys of, of 
Israel committed by Moses in Kirtland 
Temple, 110:11; purpose of, 115:6, 
133:9. 

Gazelam, or Enoch (Joseph Smith), 78:9, 
82:11 104:26, 43. 

General assembly, to commune with the, 
107:19. 



General church recorder, see Recorder. 

General conference, ordinations by direc- 
tion of, 20:67. 

Generation, unbelieving and stiff necked, 
5:8, 88:75; this, shall have word 
through you, 5:10; say nothing but re- 
pentance to this, 6:9, 11:9; that the 
work may not come forth in this, 
10:33; crooked and perverse, 33:2, 
34:6; save yourselves from this un- 
toward, 36:6; this, of Jews to witness 
every desolation, 45:21; men standing 
in that, shall see, 45:31; this, not all 
to pass away before temple shall be 
built, 84:5, 31; avenged on the third 
and fourth. 98:37, 103:26. 105:30: lest 
blood of, be required of your hand, 
112:33; things for future generations, 
5:9. 

Gentile, gospel unto Jew and, 18:26; 
Book of Mormon word to, 19:27; line 
running directly between Jew and, 
57:4. 

Gentiles, fulness of gospel to go from, to 
house of Israel, 14:10, 19:27, 90:9, 
107:33, 97; must be stirred up unto 
repentance, 18:6; Book of Mormon 
contains fulness of gospel to, 20:9; a 
great work among, 35:7; consecration 
of riches of, 42:39; to seek everlasting 
covenant, 45:9; times of, to be fulfilled, 
45:25. 28; times of, to come in, 45:28; 
a light unto the, 86:11; remnants to 
vex, 87:5: to go forth among the, for 
the test time, 88:84, 90:9; especial wit- 
ness unto, 107:25; to come to exalta- 
tion and lifting up of Zion, 124:9; those 
among, warned to flee to Zion, 133:12. 

Gift, of translation first one bestowed 
upon Joseph Smith, 5:4; no other, 
granted until translation finished, 5:4, 
30, 31; blessed because of thy, 6:10; 
possessed by Oliver Cowdery, 6:10, 25, 
8:4; thou snalt exercise thy, 6:11, 12; 
no, greater than salvation, 6:13; shall 
deliver thee. 8:4; of Aaron, 8:6; to 
Hyrum Smith, 11:10; eternal life great- 
est, of God, 14:7; you have received 
same power, faith and, 17:7; of Holy 
Ghost, 33:15; unto every man is given 
a, 46:11; no profit if bestowed and not 
received, 88:33. 

Gifts, seek ye earnestly the best, 46:8; 
from God, 46:11, 26; discernment of, 
46:27; the head to have all, 46:29; 
107:92; given for profit and salvation, 
84:73. 

Gilbert, Sidney, revelation to, sec. 53; 
church agent, 57:6, 8; to return to 
land of Zion, 64:18; Lord not well 
pleased with, 90:35. 

Given, much, much required, 82:3; in 
the very hour the portion for each, 
84:85; justified because, to him, 132:62. 

Gladness, see also Joy; lifting thy heart 
for, 19:39; a voice of, for living and 
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Glass, globe like sea of glass and fire, 
130:7. 

Glories, partakers of, in last days, 66 :2 ; 
fate of those who receive no one of 
the three, 88:32. 

Glorified, through faith in his name, 
3:20; that God may be, 64:13; Son, in 
Father, 93:20; man, in truth, 93:28; 
Jesus glorifies the Father, 76:43. 

Glorious, who is thankful shall be made, 
78:19; Zion shall become, 97:18; his 
rest shall be, 101:31; how, is voice 
from heaven, 128:23; who comes in, 
apparel. 133:46. 

Glory, of God, keep eye single to, 4:5; 
you shall dwell with me in, 6:30; tarry 
till I come in, 7:3: work for my name's, 
19:7: to the Father, 19:19; in me he 
shall have, 24:11; in, as I am, 29:12; 
shall be added to, 43:10; signs of 
Christ's coming in, 45:16; Christ 
clothed with, 45:44; Lord's, upon them, 
45:59; of Lord in New Jerusalem, 
45:67; Son of Man taken power on the 
right hand of his, 49:6; crowned with, 
after tribulation, 58:4; exceeding and 
eternal weight of, 63:66: clothed in 
brightness and, 65:5; faithful crowned 
with, 75:5; of faithful eternal, 76:6; 
of the Lord shone about, 76:19; we 
beheld the glory of the Son, 76:20; 
receive, but not fulness, 76:76; de- 
grees of, compared, 76:81 to 119; all 
things be done to my, 78:8; who can- 
not abide the law cannot abide the, 
88:22 to 31; saints to be filled with, 
88:107; this is the, of God, 88:116; 
John saw and bore record of the Lord's, 
93:6; the glory of God is intelligence, 
93:36; of God rest upon temple, 
97:15; whoso lays down life shall re- 
ceive, 101:35; victory and, through 
diligence, 103:36; sickness of land shall 
redound to your, 124:87: herein is, 
128:12; angels declaring their, 128:21; 
sociality exists there as here, coupled 
with eternal, 130:2; new and everlast- 
ing covenant instituted for fulness of, 
132:6, 19, 21; fear God and give glory 
to him, 133:38; of Christ's coming, 
133:49; they lived for, died for, and 
will inherit, 135:6; trials to prepare for, 
of Zion, 136:31, 37. 

Gnashing, wailing and, of teeth, 85:9, 
124:8. 

God, wrath of, to be poured out, 1:9; at- 
tributes and acts of. 3:1 to 10, 6:2, 7, 
13, 16, 23, 32; stand blameless before, 
4:2; Lord your, and Redeemer, 8:1; I 
spake from beginning, 8:12; I am God, 
11:2; the same is called of, 11:4; Jesus 
Christ Son of the living, 14:9; worth 
of souls great in sight of, 18:10; Jesus 
Christ your Lord and, 18:33, 27:1; I am 
endless, 19:10; I, suffered, 19:16 to 18; 
same today, yesterday and forever, 
20:12; by tnese things we know there is 



a, 20:17; only being to worship, 20:19; 
Father, Son and Holy Ghost one, 20:28; 
word of Joseph Smith as from mouth 
of, 21:5; seek not to counsel, 22:4; can- 
not come where, is unless, 25:15; works 
of, have no end, 29:33; is infinite, eter- 
nal, 20:17; delighteth to bless his peo- 
ple, 41:1; creator of all things, 45:1; 
will reason with men, 45:15, 50:12; 
speaks only by spirit of truth, 50:17; 
commands and works as seemeth good, 
56:4; how man offends, 59:21; your ad- 
vocate, 62:1; all flesh shall know I am, 
63:6; let, iudge between me and thee, 
64:11; God be glorified on earth as in 
heaven, 65:6; natural man cannot abide 
presence of, 67:12; no Savior besides, 
76:1; testimony that he lives, 76:22; 
inhabitants of earth begotten sons and 
daughters of, 76:24; worlds created 
through, 76:24; they are gods, sons of, 
76:58; dwell in presence of, 76:62; Holy 
One of Zion, 78:15; Esaias received 
priesthood from, 84:12; that Israel 
might see, 84:23; will reign with his 
people, 84:119; indignation and chas- 
tening of, 87:6; some attributes of, 
88:41; day when you shall comprehend, 
88:49; battle of the great, 88:114; 
righteous shall see face of, 93:1; man 
was in the beginning with, 93 :29 : man 
tabernacle of, 93:35; the glory of God is 
intelligence, 93:36; pure in heart shall 
see, in temple, 97:16; kingdom of Zion 
that of, 105:32; one, or many shall be 
manifest, 121:28; to know, and Jesus 
Christ is eternal life, 132:24; evil to 
take name of, in vain, 136:21. 

Gods, it is written they are, 76:58; 
whether there be one God or many 
gods, 121:28; Eternal God of all other. 
121:32; from henceforth are not, but 
are angels, 132:17; the angels and the, 
are appointed there, 132:18; shall pass 
by angels and, 132:19; shall be gods 
because they have no end, 132:20; 
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are, not 
angels, 132:37. 

Godliness, mystery of, great, 19:10; 
manifest in ordinances, 84:20; power 
of, not manifest in the flesh, 84:21. 

Gold, paved work of pure, like amber, 
110:2; invitation to kings to come with 
gold and silver to help Lord's people, 
124:11. 

Golden, calf for worship, 124:84. 

Good, those who do, shall be saved, 6:13; 
fear not to do, 6:33; be means of doing, 
11:8; none save few doeth, 33:4; those 
who do, not to lose reward, 58:28; 
who have done, in resurrection of just, 
76:17; greatest, to fellow-beings, 81:4; 
wisdom for your, 82:16; all things 
work for your, 90:24; uphold wise 
and, men, 98:10: cleave unto, 98:11; 
all things work tor, of church, 100:15; 
all things work for, 105:40; all trials 



j 122:7; will sol 
j be proclaimed, 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 

Son full of,* and truth, 93:11; eel 

to receive of fulness of, 76:94 
deemed by election of, 84:99: 



es, 10:48; ma 
ons, 10:49; t 



to°Nephiti 



SI'. 



to be'brought to light, 

til you. shall have my, 11 :16: 

vat 1 Lo : ., 1J l™l'?; uilto JcVl _ ., 

18:26; Twelve called to preach, 18:28; 
declare, according to Holy Ghosl, 
18:32; fulness of, contained in Book 
of Mormon. 20:8, 9, 27:5; given and 
declared, 20:10; declare my, at all 
timet in all places, 24:12; whoso re- 
ceive, are sons and daughters, 25:1: 
keys of, committed to Peter, 27:13; oi 



of rejoicing,. 28:16, 



28:16, 29:4: P 



flrVh. 65:2; 



from Zion to all the 
II forth unto ends of 
Iders called to pro- 
ing, 68:1, 99:1; go 
ye into an me world, preach the, 68:8, 
112::*; lestim,-,:^ oi, oi Christ, 76:.= 0; 
Christ preached, to spirits in prison, 
76:73; fate of those who refuse, 76:82; 
who receive nol, 76:101; everlasting 
is glad tidings of great joy, 79:1: Mcl- 
ehizcdek Priesthood administers, 
" " in, 88:78; every 



Ian 



shall :   



lulne 



?. r 'fl:;i: |]-.. 
SI Eli ' 

(if Abralui :■■■■■■ him.il i.in 

the, to all authorities. l-'i:.i: s.-.lv.r 
of those vi ,. ,'i,- ■■■.ill;, .-.it iaioule 
of, ].'S:3; . . rl.^tEiiir. .,.,,, |, v -,,., 
133:36; a vci.i: «! K :.,.TiH-.-i, l-'fl:!"; . 
ihiit men ,..:,!:i he ;::;,<!,- i .,n;,k,:r: 
glories, 133:57. 
Could, John, Orson Hyde and, are in 



receive grace for grace'. 93:20'. 
Gracious, Lord merciful and, 76:5. 



Crava, baptismal font 

128:13. 
Graves, shall be 



the, 6 



rpened. 29:26; 
in anall come forth, 8S 
hall be opened, 133:56. 
if small thin. 



■p.?™: 



t Britain, Sout: 



i Stat 



for aicf, 8, ... 

Great day. of the Lord, 43:17. 20. 21, 

45:39, 49;24; supper prepared for Iht, 

58:11; prepare for the, of the Lord, 

133:10. 
Great and dreadful day, of the Lord, 2:1; 



Klijah f 
of tl  



Lord 



110:16. 



Great and last day,' 

filthy at, 88:102. 
Great and marvelous work, to 

forth, 6:1, 11:1, 12:1, 14:1. 

50:26. " "" "" " ""*"' ' 
Greediness, their eyes are full of, ( 
Greedy, poor not to be, 56:17. 
Griffin, Selah J., 52:32; command 

to, revoked, 56:6. 
Kroaneth, the world, under dark 

84:49 53. 
Ground, fruit in or above, good for 

89:16; parched, not to he thirst, 
33:29; innocent blood of Joseph 

Hyrum cr.es from the, 136:36. 
Grover, Thomas, member of high i 

el], i:4:132. 
Guile, enlarge the soul without, 12 
„bt humble and without. 124:97. 
Guilty, by unimpeachable testin 

'" 23; may not escape, 104:7. 





-ne'd. whoso is, by law is prese 


rved 


Hngar, given to Abraham, 132:34, 65. 


i.7 


"who gove'rneth"nd e.e'cutel 




Hailstorm, sent forth to destroy, 29:16; 




i all 


nations of earth called upon by. 43:25. 








Hair, not one, shall be lost, 9:14, 29:2S, 


ove 






84:80, 116; the Lord's, while like ths 


10; 


officers of priesthood for, 124 




pure snow, 110:3. 


of, 


and laws in general, sec. 134. 




Hancock. Levi, sent to Missouri, 52:29; 


OVB 


non, proclamation of eospe 




president of seventies, 124:138. 


i:-4 


3. 




Hancock, Solomon, sent to Missouri, 


rac 


, my, is sufficient, 17:8; this 




52:27. 




ing to, of our Lord, 20:4: ju 


tifi- 


Hand, weeping to those on my left. 
19:5; the wicked on my left, the right- 




on through, 20:3u; sanetific 




thr 


ugh. 20:31; passible that man 
from, 20:32; ye must grow 
0: Father full of. and truth, 6 




eous on my right, 29:27; God dis- 
pleased with those who confess not 






SO: 


:12; 


his, in all things, 59:21; none who can 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



283 



stay the Lord's, 76:3; test a messen- 
ger by offering your, 129:4. 
Hands, prints of nails in the Savior's, 
6:37; gift of Aaron in your, 8:8; lifting 
ujp holy, 60:7; every man should take 
righteousness in his, 63:37; stone cut 
out of mountain without, 65:2; cleanse 
your, 88:74, 86; salutations with up-, 
lifted, 88:120, 132; with friendly, 121:9; 
will I receive at your, .that which I 
have not appointed, 132:10. 
Hands, Laying on of, teachers and dea- 
cons without authority to lay on, 
20:58; confirmation by the, 20:68, 
33:15; instruction to precede the, 
20:68; continue in the, 24:9; reception 
of the Holy Ghost by the, 35:6, 39:23, 
49:14, 53:3, 55:1, 3; for healing, 42:44; 
by the water's side, 52:10; children to 
receive, after baptism, 68:27; ordi- 
nances and blessings by the, 10/:67. 

Harris, Emer, called to the ministry, 
75:30. 

Harris, George Wi, member of high 
council, 124:132. 

Harris, Martin, called a wicked man, 
3:12, 10:7; answer to his desire con- 
cerning the plates, sec. 5; revelation 
to, previous to viewing the plates, sec. 
17;^ revelation to, concerning publi- 
cation of the Book of Mormon, 19:26, 
27 1 35; sent to Missouri, 52:24; to be 
an example, 58:35, 38; one of stewards 
over the revelations and command- 
ments, 70:1; called Mahemson, 82:11, 
104:24, 26; member of high council, 
102:3. 

Harvest, field white already to, 4:4, 6:3, 
11:3, 12:3, 14:3; summer past and, 
ended, 45:2; time of, is come, 101:64. 

Haste, gathering not in, 58:56, 101:68, 
72; preach the word not in, 60:8; let 
not flight be in, 133:15; I will hasten 
my work, 88:73. 

Haws, Peter, member of building com- 
mittee, 124:62. , 

Head, concerning him who is at the, 
28:6; to have all gifts, 46:29. 

Heal, some have faith to, others have 
faith to be healed, 46:19, 20; in my 
name they shall, 84:68; he shall, 
124:98; who has faith and is not ap- 
pointed to death shall be healed, 42:48. 

Health, promised, 89:18. 

Heart, no, that shall not be penetrated, 
1:2; I will tell you in your, 8:2; de- 
sire a gift with an honest, 11:10; thou 
shalt pray in thy, 19:28; lifting up thy, 
for gladness, 19:39; all things which 
come of the earth to gladden the, 
59:18; the Lord requireth the, 64:34; 
the pure in, to be saved, 124:54; re- 
ceiving commandments with doubtful, 
58:29. 

Hearts, of the fathers to the children, 
2:2 t 27:9, 110:15, 128:17; testimony 
condemns hardened, 5:18; Satan put 



into their, to alter the words, 10:10; 
Satan stirreth up their, to anger, 10:24; 
lift up your, and rejoice, 42:69; men's, 
shall fail them, 45:26, 88:91; Satan 
bound and have no place in, 45:55; 
blessed the poor who are pure in, 
56:18; confess sins with humble, 61:2; 
hearken ye, whose, I know, 67:1; bless- 
ing withheld because of fear in, 67:3; 
my Spirit shall be in your, 84:88; 
Comforter to abide in your, 88:3; 
ponder these sayings in your, 88:62; I 
will soften their, for your good, 124:9. 

Heathen, nations to be redeemed, 45:54; 
it shall be more tolerable for the, 
75:22. 

Heaven, sealing on earth and in,- 1:8, 
132:46; sword of the Lord bathed in, 
1:13; God is in, 20:17; a new, and a 
new earth, 29:23; hosts of, a third part 
turned away, 29:36; though the, and 
the earth pass away, 56:11: testimony 
recorded in, 62:3; the Lord will come 
down in, 63:34; names written In, 
76:68; teach of things in, and the 
earth, 88:79; angels shall fly through 
midst of, 88:92, 93, 103; silence in, 
88:95; the quickened to meet the Lord 
in pillar of, 88:97; Michael to gather 
the hosts of, 88:112; keys of this dis- 
pensation sent from, 112:32; record 
kept in, 128:7; as are the records on 
earth, so those in, 128:14; a voice of 
mercy from, 128:19; a glorious voice 
from, 128:23; two kinds of beings in, 
129:1; angel crying through the midst 
of, 133:17, 36; principles of righteous- 
ness control the powers of, 121:36. 

Heavens, will cause the, to shake, 21:6, 
35:24, 43:18, 45:48, 49:23; who made 
the,, and all the hosts thereof, 45:1; Son 
of Man reigneth in the, 49:6; hear, O 
ye, 76:1; wept over Lucifer. 76:26; 
angels with power to shut up the, 77:8; 
priesthood confirmed by voice from, 
84:42; the, have smiled upon the earth, 
84:101; the starry, shall tremble, 
84:118; what power shall stay the, 
121:33; three, in celestial glory, 131:1; 
I clothe the, with blackness, 133:69. 

Heavens and the earth, Christ created 
the, 14:9; God the framer of the, 20:17; 
shall pe consumed, 29:23; shall pass 
away, 45:22; the, are in mine hand, 
67:2; the courses of the, are fixed, 
88:43. 

Heavenly, if not equal in earthly things, 
not in, 78:6; heavenly hosts given 
charge concerning the saints, 84:42. 

Heirs, John to minister for the, of salva- 
tion, 7:6; according to the covenant, 
52:2; according to laws of the king- 
dom, 70:8; angels minister to, of 
salvation, 76:88; to priesthood accord- 
ing to the flesh, 86:9. 

Hell, earth and, cannot prevail, 6:34; 
Satan draggeth souls down to, 10:26; 



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INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



gates of, shall not prevail, 17:8; pre- 
pared for the devil and his angels, 
29:38; the Lord able to cast the soul 
down to, 63:4; who are thrust down to, 
76:84, 106; the devil shall gather the 
hosts of, 88:113; uncharitable shall lift 
up eyes in, 104:18; who shall not es- 
cape, 121:23; shall rage against thee, 
122:1; oppression, the fetters of. 123:8; 
dark deeds enough to make, shudder, 
123:10. 

Helm, large ship benefited by a small, 
123:16. 

Herb, every, in the season thereof, 
89:11. 

Herbs, sick may be nourished with, 
42:43; wholesome, for use of man, 
89:10. 

Herriman, Henry, a president of sev- 
enties, 124:138. 

Hicks, John A., of the presidency of el- 
ders, 124:137. 

Hidden, scriptures, because of iniquity, 
6:27; lawful heirs hid from the world, 
86:9; things, the Lord shall reveal, 
101:32, 33; ordinances hid from before 
the world was, 124:38, 41. 

Hiding place, the Lord to come out of 
his, 101:89, 123:6. 

High and low, to repent, 58:47; many 
high ones shall be brought low, 112:8. 

High Council, see Council, High. 

High Councilors, see Councilors, High. 

High-mindedness, bringeth a snare, 
90:17. 

High Priest, how ordained, 20:67; au- 
thority of, 68:19, 107:17; Melchizedek. 
a great, 107:2; officiates in spiritual 
things, 107:12; may administer in 
temporal things, 107:71. 

High Priests, may ordain where there 
is no branch, 20:66; two, to assist the 
bishop, 42:31; bishops must be, 68:15; 
revelation to, 72:1; apostles, even 
God's, 84:63; should travel, 84:111; 
high council to consist of twelve, 
102:1; authority of, 107:10, 17; three 
presiding, form a quorum of the Presi- 
dency of the Church, 107:22; ancient, 
blessed by Adam, 107:53; appointed to 
qualify others, 124:134. 

High Priesthood, president of, 20:67; 
Enoch (Joseph Smith) ordaine^ to the, 
78:1; keys of kingdom belong to presi- 
dency of, 81:2; offices of elder and 
bishop appendages to, 84:29; no in- 
heritance for those cut off from, 85:11; 
the greatest of all, 107:64; one to pre- 
side over, 107:65; bishop to be chosen 
from, 107:69; important matters to 
come before presidency of, 107:78; 
duty of the president of the, 107:91. 

Highway, in the midst of the deep, 
133:27. 

Hills, Zion shall rejoice upon the, and 
flourish, 35:24, 39:13, 49:25; shall 
tremble, 133:31. 



Hire, laborer worthy of, 31:5. 84:79, 
106:3; he who is engaged in spiritual 
things worthy of his, 70:12. 

Histories, libelous, to be gathered up, 
123:5. 

History, to keep a regular, 47:1, 69:2, 3, 
85:1; obtain knowledge of, 93:53. 

Holiness, walk in, 20:69; practice vir- 
tue and, 38:24, 46:33; act in, 43:9; Zion 
must increase in, 82:14; Judah shall be 
sanctified in, 133:35. 

Holy, scriptures for instruction, 33:16; 
men sought the day of righteousness, 
45:12; places, disciples shall stand in, 
45:32, 87:8, 101:22, 64; with holy 
angels, 45:44; day, appointed fo/ rest 
and devotion, 59:9, 10; able to make 
you, 60:7; city, resurrected beings to 
receive inheritance in, 63:49; land, 
must not be polluted, 84:59; house, 
96:2; city, Far West a, 115:7. 

Holy Ghost, spirit of revelation, 8:2, 3; 
giveth utterance, 14:8; manifested 
things expedient, 18:18; the Twelve to 
speak according to power of the, 18:32; 
baptism by fire, even the, 19:31, 33:11; 
39:6; prophets spake as inspired by, 
20:26; testified of Christ, 20:26; bearath 
record of Father and Son, 20:27; Father, 
Son and Holy Ghost are one, 20:28; 
confirmation, the giving of the, 20:43, 
33:15, 35:6, 39:23, 49:14; meetings to 
be led by the, 20:45; officers to be or- 
dained by power of, 20:60; Joseph 
Smith inspired of the, 21:2; knowledge 
given by the, 35:19; teacheth peaceable 
things of the kingdom, 39:6; gift of, 
bestowed by laying on of hands, 39:23, 
49:14; to speak as moved upon by the, 
68:3: gives scripture, 68:4; baptism 
in the name of the Father, Son and, 
68:8; children to be taught doctrine of, 
68:25; John filled with the, 84:27; the 
baptized to receive, 84:64; descended 
upon Christ in form of a dove, 93:15; 
conditions of ministry of, 100:8; 
knowledge to be given by the, 121:26; 
the, shall be thy constant companion, 
121:46; God's will concerning kings 
and authorities revealed by the, 124:5; 
the, is a personage of spirit, 130:22; 
may descend but not tarry, 130:23. 

Holy One, Michael under the direction of 
the, 78:16. 

Holy Spirit, a sure guide, 45:57; elders 
to act as guided by the, 46:2; recep- 
tion of the, by laying on of hands, 
55:1 to 3, 76:52; consequences of de- 
nying the, 76:35; they who deny not 
the, 76:83; things understood only by 
the power of the, 76:116; upon whom 
bestowed, 76:116; in demonstration of, 
99:2; knowledge given by, 121:26. 

Holy Spirit of Promise, sealed by the, 
76:53; another Comforter, even the, 
88:3; sealing blessings, even the, 
124:124; covenants not sealed by the. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 285 

of no force hereafter, 132:7; covenants Humility, blessing for, 105:12. 

sealed by the, remain, 132:26. Humphrey, Solomon, sent on mission, 
Honor, devil sought God's, 29:36; faith- 52:35. 

ful to be crowned with, 75:5; the Hunger, animal food in time of, 89:15. 

Lord delights to, those who serve him, Huntington, William, a high councilor, 

76:5j glory, honor, and power be 124:132. 

ascribed to God. 84:102; nations shall, Husband, let thy soul delight in thy, 

Zion, 97:19; glory and, immortality 25:14; the unbelieving, 74:1, 3; women 

and eternal life, 128:12, 23; conse- have claim on, 83:2. 

quence of aspiring to honors of men, Hyde, Orson, revelation to, and others, 

121:35. 68:1 to 12; sent on mission, 75:13; 

Honorable, men of the earth, 76:75. member of high council, 102:3; to ac- 

Hope, a qualification for the ministry, company Orson Pratt, 103:40; one of 

4:5; have patience, faith, hope, 6:19; the Twelve, 124:129. 

none can assist except he has, 12:8; Hypocrites, to be brought to judgment, 

can do nothing without, 18:19; conso- 50:6, 8; there are, among you, 50:7: 

lation by confirming our, 128:21. liars and, to be proved, 64:39; wicked 

Hosts of Heaven, with all the, 29:11; a to receive their portion among, 101:90, 

third part of the, turned away, 29:36; 124:8. 

seraphic, Christ looked -upon, 38:1. 

Hot drinks, not for the body, 89:9. I Am, Jesus Christ, the Great. 29:1, 
Hour, the, is not yet, 1:35; it is the 38:1, 39:1; you shall see me and know 

eleventh, 33:3; it shall be given you in that, 67:10. 

the very, 84:85, 100:6; every man in Ice, shall flow down at their presence, 

his, 88:58; every kingdom in its, 88:61; 133:26. 

watch, for ye know not the; of Lord's Idle, thou shalt not be, 42:42, 60:13; do 

coming is nigh, 133:11, 17. not tarry, neither be, 75:3; cast away 

House, in whatsoever, ye enter, 75:18 to your, thoughts, 88:69; cease to be, 

20; of prayer, go to the, 59:9; of the 88:124. 

Father, mansions in the, 81:6; that re- Idler, be had in remembrance, 68:30; not 

jects you, wo unto the, 84:94; of have place in the church, 75:29; there 

prayer, establish a, 88:119; order of are idlers, 68:31. 

the, for the presidency, 88:127; set in Idol, god of' the world, 1:16; that there 

order your, 93:43; neglect of command- be no idolatry, 52:39. 

ment to build the Lord's, 95:3; en- Idumea, the world, 1:36. 

dowments in the Lord's, 95:8, 105:33; Ignorance, no man can pe saved in, 

of the Lord, commandment to build a, 131:6; let him that is ignorant learn, 

95:11; another, in land of Zion, 97:10 136:32. 

to # 16; at Far West, 115:8 to 16; keep Image, of a false god, 1:16; man after 

mine, holy, 117:16; surplus property the image of God, 20:18. 

for the building of mine, 119:2; of- Immanuel, let the dead praise, 128:22. 

fenders severed from ordinances of Immaterial matter, no such thing, 131:7. 

mine, 121:19; commandment to build a Immensity of space, light from God fills 

boarding, 124:22, 24; a, for the Most the, 88:12. 

High, 124:25 to 30; the Lord's people Immerse, in baptism, 20:74; immersed 

always commanded to build, to his to answer likeness of dead, 128:12. 

name, 124:39; commandment to build. Immersion, baptism by, sec. 13, 20:74, 

in Nauvoo, 124:55; one mighty and 76:51. 

strong to set in order the, of God, Immortality, believers to be raised in, 

85:7. 29:43; be crowned with, 75:5, 81:6; 

House of Israel, gospel to go to, from glory and honor and, 128:12. 

Gentiles, 14:10; must be stirred up Importune, for redress, 101:76, 86 to 88. 

unto repentance, 18:6; people which Independence, Mo., center place of Zion, 

are of the, 39:11. 57:3; land to be purchased in, 58:37. 

House of the Lord, supper of the, 58:9; Indignation, the Lord's, 43:26, 97:24; 

to be built in this generation, 84:31; soon to be poured out upon all nations, 

salutation by prayer in the, 88:137$ a 101:11. 

house of order, 132:8, 18; mountains Infant, an, not to die until old, 101:30; 

of the Lord's house, 133:13. men became again in their infant 

Humble, be made strong, 1:28; no one state, 93:38. 

can assist except he be, 12:8; he will Infinite, God is, 20:17, 28. 

gather those who, themselves, 29:2; Inheritance, a land for an eternal, 38:19, 

let them become, to escape enemies, 20; earth to be given the righteous for 

54:3; if you, yourselves, the veil shall an, 45:58, 56:20, 63:20; to purchase, 

be rent, 67:10; you should, yourselves, 45:65, 48:4, 57:5; bishop to appoint 

104:79; be thou, 112:10; the Spirit _ unto people, 51:4, 57:7, 15; land of, 

sent to enlighten the, 136:33. to be made known, 52:5; Missouri, the 



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INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



land of your, 52:42; the law in the land 
of, 58:36; who shall receive an, 63:20, 
48; resurrected saints to receive an, 
in the holy city, 63:49; equal, as re- 
gards an, 70:16; certificate from bishop 
answereth for an, 72:17; records of 
apostates who have received an, 85:2; 
one mighty and strong to arrange, by 
lot, 85:7; who shall find no, 85:9, 11; 
saints to receive, 88:107; polluted by 
strife, 101:6; pure in heart shall come 
to their, 101:18; shall be thrown down 
if they pollute their, 103:14. 

Iniquity, spoken upon housetops, 1:3; 
dwindled in unbelief because of, 3:18; 
scriptures hidden because of, 6:27; 
Satan stirreth up to, 10:20; Satan flat- 
tereth men to do, 10:29; the world 
ripening in, 18:6; teachers to see that 
there is no, 20:54; manner of dealing 
with those who do, 42:87; command- 
ment to purge out, 43:11; shall abound 
in latter days, 45:27; when the cup of 
their, is full, 101:11; wicked to fill the 
measure of their iniquities, 103:3; 
earth groans under weight of, 123:7. 

Innocent, spirit of man was, 93:38; 
blood, shedding of, 132:19, 27; blood, 
crieth from the ground, 136:36. 

Inquire, if thou wilt, thou shalt know, 
6:11; you are left to, 30:3; blessed art 
thou for thou hast inquired, 6:14. 

Inspiration, Book of Mormon given by, 
20:10. 

Inspire, God does inspire men, 20:11; 
prophets spake as inspired, 20:26; 
Joseph Smith inspired, 21:2. 

Instructed, that they might be, 1:26; in 
law and doctrine, 88:78; instruct each 
other, 43:8. 

Instruction, books that children may re- 
ceive, 55:4; Lord's house to be a place 
of, 97:13; items of, by Joseph the 
Prophet, sec. 130. 

Intelligence, cleaveth unto intelligence, 
88:40; was not created, 93:29; inde- 
pendent in its sphere, 93:30; the glory 
of God is, 93:36; gained here will rise 
with us, 130:18, 19. 

Interest, seeking the, of neighbor, 82:19. 

Interpretation of tongues, a gift, 46:25. 

Iowa, concerning the saints in, 125:1. 

Isaac, and also with, your fathers, 27:10; 
law given to, 98:32; Abraham com- 
manded to offer, 132:36; abode in my 
law, 132:37; shall be in the presence of 
the Lamb, 133:55; the God of, 136:21. 

Isaiah, passages in, explained, sec. 113. 

Islands of the sea, ye that are upon the, 
1:1; send forth elders to the, 133:8; 
Christ shall stand upon, 133:20; shall 
become one land, 133:23. 

Israel, gospel to the house of, 14:10, 
39:11; must repent, 18:6; shall be 
saved, 35:25, 38:33, 101:12; restora- 
tion of scattered, shall come, 45:17; 
pitching their tents like, 61:25; Moses 



taught, in the wilderness, 84:23; the 
Lord hath redeemed, 84:99: a savior 
unto, 86:11; ye are the children of, 
103:17; Moses commits the keys of the 
gathering of, 110:11; the remnants of, 
to return, 113:10; the blessing upon 
the tribes of, 133:34; I am he who led 
the children of, 136:22. 

Jackson County, Mo., purchase land 
in, 101:71, 105:28. 

Jacob, shall flourish in the wilderness, 
49:24; land consecrated to. 52:2; law 
given unto, 98:32; prayer for children 
of, 109:58, 61; shall be in the presence 
of the Lamb, 133:55; the God of Abra- 
ham, Isaac and, 136:21. 

James, George, to be ordained, 52:38. 

Jaques, Vienna, to go to the land of 
Zion, 90:28. 

Jared, ordained and blessed by Adam, 
107:47; in the valley of Adam-ondi- 
Ahman, 107:53. 

Jared, brother of, talked with the Lord, 
17:1. 

Jehovah, O, have mercy, 109:34; re- 
member now he covenanted with, 
109:68; his appearance and voice, 
110:1 to 3; decrees of, as to records, 
128:9. 

Jeremy, received priesthood, 84:10. 

Jerusalem, Christ s prediction concern- 
ing, 45:18 to 25; Jews build city of, 
77:15; may be redeemed, 109:62; bap- 
tisms for the dead in, 124:36; let them 
of Judah flee to, 133:13; the Lord shall 
speak from, 133:21; land of, to be 
turned back, 133:24. 

Jerusalem, New, time for building to be 
revealed, 42:9, 35, 62, 48:5; covenants 
promised, to establish saints in, 42:67; 
it shall be called, 45:66; Mount Zion 
the city of, 84:2; resurrected saints to 
stand on, 133:56. 

Jesse, Stem of, explained, 113:1 to 6. 

Jesus, Lord, sacrament in remembrance 
of, 20:75 to 79; crucified, 21:9, 35:2, 
45:52, 76:41; just men made perfect 
through, 76:69; mediator of the new 
covenant, 107:19. 

Jesus Christ, that Lamanites might 
come to rely on, 3:20; created the 
heavens and the earth, 14:9; your 
Lord and your Redeemer, 15:1, 16:1, 
31:13, 34:1; the name given of the 
Father, 18:23; you must be baptized in 
the name of, 18:41, 55:2; through 
grace of, 20:30, 31; children to be 
blessed in name of, 20:70; sacra- 
mental emblems blessed in the name 
of, 20:77, 79; one in the Father, 35:2; 
knoweth all things, 38:1, 2; is from all 
eternity, 39:1; testimony of, bjr the 
Holv Ghost, 46:13; to come quickly, 
49:28, 51:20; will lift them up at the 
last day, 52:44; serve God in the name 
of, 59:5; your advocate, 62:1; ye shall 



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bear record of, 68:6; children sanctified 
through atonement of, 74:7; who is the 
Son, 76:14; light is the spirit of, 84:45; 
eternal lives to know God and, 132:24. 

Jethro, Moses received priesthood 
through, 84:6. 

Jewels, the Lord's, 60:4, 101:3. 

Jews, the Twelve called to preach both 
to Gentiles and, 18:26, 27, 107:33; 
Lamanites a remnant of, 19:27; knowl- 
edge of a Savior through testimony of 
the, 3:16; Book of Mormon for the, 
20:9; at Christ's coming, 45:51; the 
gospel to the Gentiles first, then to 
the, 90:9, 133:8; turn hearts of the, 
98:17. 

John the Baptist, ' ordained Joseph 
Smith and Oliver Cowdery, sec. 13, 
27:8; filled with the spirit of Elias, 
27:7; Sidney Rigdon sent forth even 
as, 35:4; law of carnal commandments 
continued until, 84:27; baptized and 
ordained, 84:28. 

John, the beloved, translation from a 
parchment written by, sec. 7; with Pe- 
ter, James and, 27:12; speaks of resur- 
rection, 76:15 to 17; Revelation of, key 
to, sec. 77; reqprded the promise of 
another Comforter, 88:3; bore record 
of the Lord's glory, 93:6, 11; the ful- 
ness of the record of, promised, 93:18; 
the voice of Peter, James and, 128:20. 

Johnson, Aaron, member of high coun- 
cil, 124:132. 

Johnson, John, member of high council, 
102:3; exchange of land of, 104:24, 34. 

Johnson, Luke, revelation to, 68:7; ap- 
pointed to travel, 75:9; member of the 
high council, 102:3. 

Johnson, Lyman, revelation to, 68:7; to 
go east, 75:14. 

Joints and marrow, the word of God di- 
viding, 6:2, 11:2, 14:2, 33:1. 

Joseph, son of Jacob, law of forgiveness 
given to. 98:32; house of, to be con- 
vinced oi the gospel, 90:10. 

Joy, in fruit of Tabors, 6:31; in bringing 
souls to Christ, 18:15, 16; ask and re- 
ceive that which bringeth, 42:61; with 
songs of everlasting, 45:71, 66:11, 
101:18, 133:33; of his Lord, 51:19; 
spirit and element inseparably con- 
nected receive a fulness of, 93:33; not 
full in this world but in Christ, 101:36. 

Judah, children of, to return, 109:64; 
who are of, to flee to Jerusalem, 133:13; 

 to be sanctified, 133:35. 

Judge, you cannot always, the righteous, 
10:37; the Spirit leadeth to, righteous- 
ly, 11:12; every man according to his 
works, 19:3; to judge by the testi- 
mony of the just, 58:18; let God judge, 
64:11; all things pertaining to Zion, 
64:38; God and Christ the, .of all, 
76:68; let God rule him that judgeth, 
58:20. 

Judged, by great witnesses is the world 



to be, 20:13; the dead to be, according 
to men in the flesh, 76:73, 88:99. 

Judge, a judge in Israel, 58:17; bishop is 

 a, 64:40; elders to be judges, 75:21. 

Judgment, upon Idumea, 1:36; cunning 
plan shall turn to shame in day of, 
10:23; works of Satan to be destroyed 
in day of, 19:3; wicked kept in chains 
until the, 38:5; prayers that the Lord 
will stay his hand in, 39:16; to be 
stayed on condition of repentance, 
39:18; nations called upon by voice of, 
43:25; unto victory, the Lord to send 
forth, 52:11; all things to be used with, 
59:20; do according to, 62:8; more tol- 
erable for heathen in day of, 75:22; 
penalty affixed to law, 82:4; is mine 
and I will repay, 82:23; elders to teach 
the world of, 84:87; goeth before the 
face of the Lord, 88:40; prepare the 
saints for the hour of, 88:84; angels 
to proclaim, 88:92; the hour of his, is 
come, 88:,104; I come quickly to, 99:5; 
swift, in reserve, 121:24; be diligent 
lest, come upon you, 136:42; I revoke 
not the judgments, 19:5; not all God's, 
given unto men, 29:30. 

Just, promise to him who is, 51:19; to 
judge by the testimony of the, 58:18; 
the resurrection of the, 76:17, 50; just 
men made perfect, 76:69, 129:3, 6. 

Justice, and judgment affixed to God's 
law, 82:4; God is full of, 84:102; that 
which breaketh law cannot be sancti- 
fied by, 88:35; continueth its course, 
88 :40 ; of God, none exempted from the, 
107:84. 

Justification, through the grace of 
Christ, 20:30; ensample for, before 
God, 98:38. 

Justified, beings outside the law are not, 
88:39. 

Key, of knowledge of God held by great- 
er priesthood, 84:19; of ministering of 
angels held by lesser priesthood, 84:26; 
of knowledge, the keys of the king- 
dom, 128:14; word, new name the, 
130:11. 

Keys, of the gift of translation, 6:28; of 
ministry given to Peter, James and 
John, 7:7; held by Priesthood of 
Aaron, sec. 13; of the record of Eph- 
raim committed to Moroni, 27:5; of 
restoration committed to Elias, 27:6; 
of turning hearts of fathers and chil- 
dren, committed to Elijah, 27:9; of 
my kingdom, committed to Peter, 
James and John, 27:13, 128:20; of the 
mysteries given to Joseph, 28:7, 35:18, 
115:19; Israel to be led by, 35:25; of 
the church, 42:69; not to be taken 
from Joseph Smith, 64:5, 90:3, 112:15; 
committed unto man on earth, 65:2; 
belong always to presidency of the 
High Priesthood, 81:2; of the king- 
dom, 97:14; of the gathering of Israel 



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committed by Moses, 110:11; of this 
dispensation committed into your 
hands, 110:16; sent down from heaven, 
112:32; of the Holy Priesthood or- 
dained for honor and glory, 124:34; of 
patriarchal blessings given to Hyrum 
Smith, 124:91, 92; by which to receive 
blessings, 124:97; held by the Twelve, 
112:16, 124:128; offices and, for the 
perfecting of saints, 124:143; he who 
has the, obtains knowledge, 128:11; de- 
claring their, 128:21; three grand, 
129:9; only one on earth holds the, 
132:7. 

Kick, against the pricks, 121:38. 

Kill, thou shalt not, 42:18, 19, 59:6; if 
any shall, must be dealt with, 42:79. 

Kimball, Heber C, one of the Twelve, 
124:129. 

Kindness, remember brotherly, 4:6; 
power of the priesthood by, 121:41, 42; 
of the Lord, 133:52. 

King, ye shall have no, 38:21. 

Kings, gospel to be proclaimed before, 
1:23, 124:3 to 11; priests and, 76:56. 

Kingdom, Peter desired to come into, 
speedily, 7:4; Father's good will to 
give the, 29:5; the, is yours, 35:27, 
38:9, 62:9, 78:18, 82:24; given to the 
people of my church, 45:1; given you 
of the Father, 50:35; mysteries of, 
promised, 63:23: I have given you the, 
64:4, 5; pray that his, may go forth, 
65:5; when he shall deliver up the, 
76:107; marvelous are the mysteries 
of, 76:114; who are to receive the Fa- 
ther's, 84:34 to 38; no unbelievers in 
my Father's, 84:74; laws and glories of 
the three kingdoms, 88:12 to 24; 
kingdoms and law, 88:36 to 38; first la- 
borers in this last, 88:70, 74; who re- 
ceiveth my, 99:3; who is not worthy 
of, 136:31; vou have received, 136:41. 

Kingdoms, of wicked, to be rent, 84:118; 
all, have a law given, 88:36, 38; there 
are many, 88:37; suns and planets are, 
88:47; likened to a man having a field. 
88:51 to 61; obtain knowledge of 
earthly, 93:53; of the world to be sub- 
dued, 103:7; of this world to acknowl- 
edge kingdom of Zion, 105:32; things 
pertaining to, made known by Urim 
and Thummim, 130:10; principalities, 
powers, 132:19. 

Kingdom of God, reapers promised sal- 
vation in the, 6:3, 11:3, 12:3, 14:3; 
seek the, 11:23: Son of Man shall meet 
the, 65:5, 6; those not valiant obtain 
not the crown of the, 76:79. 

Kingdom of Heaven, is at hand, 33:10, 
42:7; seeking diligently the, 106:3; and 
the kingdom of God, 65 :6. 

Kingdom of Zion, the kingdom of God 
and Christ, 105:32. 

Kirtland, a strong hold in, for five years, 
64:21; called Shinehah, 82:12, 13, 
104:21, 40; a stake of Zion in, 94:1; 



revelation concerning stake of Zion at, 
sec. 96; offenders in the church at, 
98:19; mercantile establishment in, 
104:40; United Order at, 104:48; prop- 
erties of, to be turned out for debt, 
117:5; servants in, admonished, 117:16. 

Kirtland Temple, endowments in the, 
105:33; dedicatory prayer, sec. 109; 
visions of Joseph Smith and Oliver 
Cowdery in, sec. 110. 

Knee, all shall bow the, 76:110, 88:104. 

Knight, Joseph, Sen., revelation to, sees. 
12, 23. 

Knight, Newel, to be ordained, 52:32; 
revelation to, sec. 54; commandment 
to, revoked, 56:6, 7; member of high 
council, 124:132. 

Knight, Vinson, instructions to, 124:74; 
member of presiding bishopric, 124:141. 

Knock, and it shall be opened, 4:7, 6:5, 
11:5, 14:5, 66:9, 75:27, 88:63. 

Know, by inquiry, 6:11; by faith, ye 
shall, 11:14; wait until you, 11:16; 
to know as mine apostles, 19:8; things 
the weak must not, 19:22; that there 
is a God, 20:17; as they are known, 
76:94; the righteous from the wicked, 
84:53; all their works, 121:24; things 
no man knoweth, 6:24; will tell yon 
that which no man knoweth, 15:3, 
16:3; knoweth all things, 93:28. 

Knowing, seeing and, for themselves, 
76:117. 

Knowledge, the humble to receive, 1:28; 
that Lamanites might come to, 3:20; 
remember, 4:6; granting of, by faith, 
8:1; ask, that you may receive, 8:11, 
42:61; those who have, will be judged, 
20:13; repentance required of all who 
have, 29:49; to another is given, 46:18; 
ye must grow in, 50:40; John Whit- 
mer to travel to obtain, 69:7; of God, 
priesthood holds the key of the, 84:19; 
of the Lord, to be filled with the, 84:98; 
to be sought diligently, 88:78, 79: 
treasures of, by observing the Word 
of Wisdom, 89:19; truth is, of things 
as they are, 93:24; to be sought. 93:53; 
that the Lord's, may dwell upon 
earth, 101:25; of the Lord, not un- 
fruitful in the, 107:31; hitherto unre- 
vealed to be given to the saints, 
121:26; impossible to hinder the Al- 
mighty from pouring down, 121:33: 
pure, enlarges the soul, 121:42; of God 
descends as the dews of Carmel, 
128:19; gained, an advantage here- 
after, 130:19. 

Known, make not thy gift, to unbeliev- 
ers, 6:12; all things to be made, by the 
priesthood, 132:45. 

Labor, with might, 75:3; every man, in 
the phurch, 75:28; every man, in his 
own calling, 84:109. 

Laborer, worthy of his hire, 31:5, 84:79, 
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42:42; call faithful, 39:17; the first, in 
this last kingdom, 88:70. 

Labors, saints to remember their, 68:30; 
rest from all their, 124:86; just rec- 
ompense for all, 124:121, 122. 

Lake, of fire and brimstone, 63:17, 76:36. 

Lamanites, knowledge of Book of Mor- 
mon to come to, 3:18, 20, 10:48; rem- 
nant of the Jews, 19:27; Oliver Cow- 
dery called to labor among, 28:8, 30:6; 
first missionaries to the, 32:2; shall 
blossom as the rose, 49:24; saints 
commanded to flee to the borders of 
the, 54:8. 

Lamb, I am going like a, to the slaugh- 
ter, 135:4. 

Lamb of God, 58:11, hath overcome, 
88:106; hosanna to God and, 109:79. 

Lame, to walk, 35:9; shall leap, 42:51; to 
come to the marriage of the Lamb, 

58:11. 

Lamech, ordained, 107:51. # 

Lamentation, in day of visitation, 56:16; 
day of, cometh speedily, 112:24. 

Lamps, having your, trimmed and 
burning, 33:17. 

Land, a blessing left upon this, 10:50, 
51; of your inheritance, 38:20, 48:4; 
my law shall be kept on this, 58:19; 
God, in the beginning cursed, 61:17; 
of Zion, saints to assemble in, 63:24; 
in time ye shall possess the goodly, 
103:20; land of Zion, a goodly, 103:24; 
fear not because of sickness in the, 
124:87; islands to become one, 133:23: 
of Jerusalem and of Zion to be turned 
back, 133:24; parched ground no long- 
er a thirsty, 133:29. 

Lands, impart a portion of thy, 19:34, 
48:2; to purchase, 42:35, 63:27, 101:70, 
71, 74, 105:29; wars in foreign, 45:63; 
when purchased may be taken posses- 
sion of, 105:30. 

Land of Promise, no curse upon, 38:18. 

Laneshine house (printing office), 104:28. 

Language, commandments given after 
their, 1:24; meek and edifying, 52:16; 
knowledge sought to excel the, of 
Joseph Smith, 67:5; all to hear the 
gospel in their own, 90:11. # 
.Languages, become acquainted with, 
90:15. 

Last, the, shall be first, 29:30. 

Last day, faithful shall be lifted up at 
the, 5:35, 9:14, 17:8, 52:44; called in 
the name of Jesus Christ at the, 18:24; 
some filthy still at the, 88:102. 

Last days, voice of warning in these, 1 :4; 
the rise of the church in these, 20:1; 
restoration in the, 27:6; gospel sent 
forth in these, 39:11; two witnesses 
to Jewish nation in the, 77:15; desola- 
tion of abomination in the, 84:117; 
Eriesthood given for the, 112:30; the 
.ord's arm stretched out in the, 
136:22. 

Latter-day Saints, the Church of Jesus 



Christ of, 115:3; knowledge from 
heaven upon the, 121:33. 

Laughter, warning against excessive, 
59:15. 88:69; cease from all,' 88:121. 

Law, shall be cursed by the, 24:17; spir- 
itual and temporal, 29:34; by prayer ye 
shall receive, 41:3: of the Lord, to be 
kept, 41:4, 58:19; he that doeth my, is 
my disciple, 41:5; of church given in 
the scriptures, 42:59; of God, offenders 
to be dealt with according to, 42:81; 
for a law unto the church, 43:2, 8; 
those who knew no, to have part in 
first resurrection, 45:54; of consecra- 
tion binding on all, 58:36, 70:10; be 
justified in the eyes of the, 64:13; 
concerning children, 68:25 to 28; they 
who died without, 76:72; names of 
apostates not in book of the, 85:11; 
light is the all- governing, 88:13; those 
not sanctified through, # 88:21, 22; that 
which is governed by, is preserved by, 
88:34; that which is in sin, and seek- 
eth to become a law unto itself, can- 
not be sanctified by, 88:35; all king- 
doms have a, 88:36, 38; given unto all 
things, 88:42; bind up the, and seal up 
the testimony, 88:84, 109:46, 133:72; 
concerning the, of the land, 98:5 to 10; 
concerning enemies, 98:25 to 32; con- 
cerning battle, 98:33; celestial union 
required by, 105:4; tithing, a standing, 
119:4; on earth and in heaven, 128:9; 
a, irrevocably decreed in heaven, 
130:20; will I appoint except by, 
132:11; my word is my, 132:12; ex- 
cept ye abide my, ye cannot attain this 
glory, 132:21; enter into my, and be 
saved, 132:32. 

Laws, by transgression of, man became 
fallen, 20:20; ye shall have no, but my, 
when I come, 38:22; observe the, 
42:66; saints organized according to 
my, 51:2; received of God are those 
of the church, 58:23; of the Lord, cov- 
enant according to the, 82:15; of God 
and man, study, 93:53; and Constitu- 
tion of the nation, 101:77; of Zion, be- 
come subject unto the, 105:32; bishop 
to judge according to the, 107:72; of 
God, none exempted from, 107:84; be- 
lief as to governments and laws in 
general, sec. 134. 

Laws of the land, criminals to be deliv- 
ered up to the, 42:79, 84 to 86; all 
things made sure according to the, 
51:6; let no man break the, 58:21; 
God's word concerning the, 98:4. 

Lawgiver, Christ is the, 38:22, 45:59. 

Law, William, not to fear for his family, 
124:87; counselor to Joseph Smith, 
124:91, 126: to receive keys, 124:97. 

Laying on or hands, see Hands, Laying 
on of. 

Learn, of me, 19:23, 58:1; to impart to 
one another, 88:123; study and, 90:15; 
wisdom, 136:32. 



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Learning, seek, by study, 88:118; a 
house of, established, 88:119. 

Least, inasmuch as ye do it unto the, 
42:38; the greatest is, and the servant 
of all, 50:26. 

Lehi, directors given to, 17:1. 

Levi, sons of, to offer again an offering 
unto the Lord, sec. 13; memorials for 
your sacrifices by the, 124:39; shall 
purify the, 128:24. 

Levitical Priesthood, Aaronic Priest- 
hood includes the, 107:1. 

Liar, a, from the beginning, 93:25; liars 
in the second death, 63:17; liars shall 
be proved by the saints, 64:39; they 
who are liars, 76:103. 

Liberty, wherewith ye are made free, 
88:86. 

Liberty Jail, prayer by Joseph Smith in, 
sec. 121. 

License, who is entitled to, 20:64; let 
Sidney Gilbert obtain a, 57:9; elders to 
receive their, 20:63. 

Lie, Satan says it is no sin to, 10:25; 
thou shalt not, 42:21; if he or she shall, 
42:86: the Lord cannot, 62:6; whoso- 
ever loves and makes a, 76:103; fathers 
have inherited lies, 123:7; wo unto him 
that lieth, 10:28; he that lieth shall be 
cast out, 42:21. 

Life, and light of the world, 10:70, 11:28, 
12:9, 34:2, 39:2, 45:7; and light of men, 
93:9; thou shalt not seek thy neigh- 
bor's, 19:25; all things, whether, or 
death, 76:59; angels with power to seal 
up unto, 77:8; the Holy One without 
end of, 78:16; and priesthood remain, 
86:10; light givetn, to all things, 
88:13; grain the staff of, 89:14; who 
to find life eternal, 98:13; he who 
gives his, shall be crowned, 101:15; of 
an infant like the age of a tree, 101:30; 
let no man be afraid to lay down his, 
103:27: whoso is not willing to lay 
down his, 103:28; the book of, 128:7; 
Joseph and Hyrum in, not divided, 
135:3. 

Life eternal; I grant unto you, 5:22; he 
who has, is rich, 6:7, 11:7; whosoever 
should believe might have, 10:50; fs 
God's, greatest gift, 14:7; shall have a 
crown of, 20:14, 66:12; by death man 
raised to, 29:43; ask and receive that 
which bringeth, 42:61: power to ob- 
tain, given, 45:8; faithful steward to 
inherit, 51:19; reward for works of 
righteousness, 59:23; power to seal up 
to, 68:12; Comforter is the promise of, 
88:4; reward for laying down one's life 
in Christ's cause, 98:13; seek the face 
of the Lord, and ye shall have, 101:38; 
glory and honor and, 128:12, 23; unto 
him that repenteth shall be given, 
133:62. 

Lifted up, thou shalt be, 5:35, 9:14, 17:8, 
75:16; I am he who was, 45:52; I will 
lift them up, 52:44. 



Light, which shineth in darkness, 6:21, 
10:58, 11:11, 34:2, 39:2, 45:7, 88:49; 
life and, of the world, 10:70; a, which 
cannot be hid, 14:9; to break forth 
among those who sit in darkness, 
45:28, 36; that which is of God is, 
50:24; sinning against greater, brings 
greater condemnation, 82:3; whatso- 
ever is, is Spirit, 84:45; Spirit giveth, 
to every man, 84:46; one mighty and 
strong clothed with, 85:7; Christ the, 
of sun. moon and stars, 88:7; proceeds 
forth from the presence of God, 88:12; 
gives life, 88:13; cleaveth unto light, 
88:40; planets give, to each other, 
88:44; I am the true, 88:50; body filled 
with, comprehendeth all, 88:67; sun to 
refuse to give, 88:87; that lighteth 
every man, 93:2; the, and the Re- 
deemer of the world, 93:9; of truth, 
the, not created, 93:29, 36; and truth 
forsake that evil one, 93:37; they 
were set to be a, unto the world, 103:9; 
unto the church, reward for being, 
106:8; that thy, may be a standard for 
the nations, 115:5; devil as an angel of. 
128:20, 129:8; the moon shall withhold 
its, 133:49. 

Light-mindedness, cease from all your, 
88:121. 

Lightning, ministering angel with coun- 
tenance as, 20:6; fierce and vivid, the 
wrath of God, 87:6: from east to west, 
43:22; nations called upon by, 43:25, 
88:90. 

Lilies, of the field, consider the, 84:82. 

Lineage, rights of one of Aaronic, 68:21: 
of fathers, priesthood continued 
through the, 8o:8; patriarchal priest- 
hood came down by, 107:39 to 41; Zion 
has a right to priesthood by, 113:8. 

Link, a welding, 128:18. 

Literary concerns, 72:20. 

Little ones, destiny of those who offend, 
121:19 to 21/ 

Live, together in love, 42:45; they that, 
shall inherit the earth, 59:2; without 
the greater priesthood no man can see 
God and, 84:22; by the word of God, 
84:44, 98:11; not to, as the world, 95:13; . 
if they live they shall live unto me, 
42:44, 124:86. 

Lives, who lajr down their, for my sake, 
101:35; continuation of the, 132:22. 

Liveth, blessed he that, when the Lord 
shall come, 63:50. 

Loins, gird up your, 27:15, 61:38, 73:6, 
75:22. 

Look, unto me in every thought, 6:36; 
not back, lest destruction, 133:15. 

Looketh, he that, upon a woman, 42:23. 

Loosed, your tongue be, 11:21; Satan 
shall be, 88:111; in heaven, whatso- 
ever you loose on earth, 127:7, 128:8. 

Lord, The, anger of, kindled, 1:13; called 
Joseph Smith, 1:17; shall reign, 1:36; 



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Joseph chosen to do the work of, 3:9; 
your Lord and your God, 10:70, 18:33; 
brother of Tared talked with. 17:1; 
shall utter his voice out of heaven, 
43:23, 45:49, 63:5; shall set his foot 
upon this mount, 45:48; thou shalt 
love the Lord with all thy heart, 59:5; 
thank, in all things, 59:7; saorifice 
unto, 59:8: forgives sins, 61:2; was 
angry, 61:20; people of, 63:1; renders 
to Caesar, 63:26; is angry with the 
wicked, 63:32; is with the Saints, 
63:34; speaking after the manner of, 
63:53, 64:24; L forgive whom I will, 
64:10; withheld his Spirit, 64:16; can 
take and pay as seemeth him good, 
64:28; requireth the heart, 64:34; pray 
unto, 65:4, 5; his promises to mis- 
sionaries, 68:5; not pleased with idlers, 
68:31; I, am merciful, 70:18; forgives 
those who forgive, 82:1; is bound by 
his promises, 82:10; appointed by the 
finger of, 84:3; who receiveth, 84:35 
to 37; all shall know, 84:98; will fulfil 
as he speaketh, 85:10; visits his field, 
a parable, 88:56 to 59; face of, shall be 
unveiled, 88:95; arm of, shall be re- 
vealed, 90:10; will contend with Zion, 
90:36; seen by Enoch, 107:49; seen by 
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, 
110:2; his voice in the wilderness at 
Fayette, 128:20; his presence as a 
melting fire, 133:41; red in his ap- 
parel, 133:48. 

Lord of Hosts, I am the, 64:24. 

Lord of Sabaoth, that cry of saints 
may cease to come before the, 87:7; 
alms of prayers have come before the, 
88:2, 95:7. 

Lord's Day, offer oblations and sacra- 
ments on, 59:12. 

Lost, a hair shall not be, 9:14; the gift 
of translating temporarily, 10:2; none 
of the Father's shall be, 50:42; return 
what is, when found, 136:26. 

Lots, by casting, 102:12. 

Love, and serve God, 20:19, 42:29; thy 
wife, 42:22; thy neighbor as thyself, 
59:6, 88:123; Holy Spirit bestowed on 
those who love God, 76:116; whom I, 
I also chasten, 95:1. 

Love, qualifies for the work of God, 
4:5, 12:8, 59:5; thou shalt live together 
in, 42:45; of men shall wax cold, 45:27; 
be not partial in, 112:11; power of the 
priesthood maintained by, 121:41; after 
reproving showing forth an increase of, 
121:43. 

Low, high and, call upon to repent, 58: 
47; rich shall be made, 104:16; many 
high ones to be brought, 112:8. 

Lucifer, a son of the morning, 76:26. 

Lust, he that looketh upon a woman to 
lust after her, 42:23, 63:16. 

Lusts, signs not for the gratification 
of, 46:9. 

Lustful, desires, cease from all, 88:121. 



Lyman, Amasa, counselor in high 
priests' quorum, 124:136; and George 
A. Smith to organize a company, 136: 
14. 

Magazines, libelous articles in, 123:5. 

Maggots, a curse, 29:18. 

Manalaleel, Blessed by Adam, 107:46, 53. 

Mahemson, Martin Harris called, 82:11, 
104:24, 26. 

Malachi, time spoken of by, fully come, 
110:14; quoted on Elijah, 128:17; his 
prophecy against the wicked, 133:64. 

Male and female, after God's image, 
20:18. 

Mammon, of unrighteousness, 82:22. 

Man, things made for use of, 59:18; 
every, walketh in his own way, 1:16; 
Spirit shall not always strive with, 
1:33; humility enjoined upon, 3:4, 7; 
became sensual and devilish, 20:20; 
may fall from grace, 20:32; and wife 
shall be one flesh, 49:16; created be- 
fore the world was, 49:17; offends God 
by not confessing his hand, 59:21; 
keys of kingdom committed unto, 65:2; 
natural, cannot abide ' in presence of 
God, 67:12; glory not in, 76:61; formed 
out of the dust of the earth, 77:12; 
to improve upon his talents, 82:18; 
Adam the first, 84:16; grain good for, 
89:16, 17; his noble estate ana agency, 
93:27 to 38; enmity of man and beasts 
to cease, 101:26; to give account of 
stewardship, 104:12; fear not what, 
can do, 122:9. 

Manifestations, of the Spirit, 70:13. 

Mansions, prepared, 59:2, 76:111, 98:18. 

Manuscript, delivered to Martin Harris, 
lost, 3:12, 10:1, 8; altered by wicked 
men, 10:10 ? 11. 

Marks, William, revelation concerning, 
sec. 117; Isaac Galland to be ordained 
by, 124:79. 

Marriage, ordained of God unto man, 
49:15; eternity of marriage covenant, 
sec. 132. 

Marsh, Thomas B., revelations to sees. 
31 and 112: sent to Missouri, 52:22; to 
travel, 56:5. 

Martyrdom, of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, 
sec. 135. 

Marvelous work, about to come forth, 
4:1, 6:1, 11:1, 12:1, 14:1; I will work 
a, 18:44; marvelous are God's ways, 
76:2, 114. 

Matter, there is no immaterial, 131:7, 8. 

Means, I will provide, 5:34; do not labor 
more than you have, 10:4. 

Measure, to every man as he has meas- 
ured to his fellow, 1:10. 

Meat, for they can not bear, now, 19:22; 
for food, but to be used sparingly, 
49:18, 89:12. 

Mediator, Jesus the, of the new covenant, 
76:69, 107:19. See Advocate. 

Meek, gospel preached unto, 35:15; to 



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inherit the earth, 88:17; mercy unto 
all the, 97:2. 

Meekness, walk in, 19:23; continue in 
the spirit of, 25:14; govern your house 
in, 31:9; that he may be edified in all, 
84:106; declarations in name of the 
Lord to be made in spirit of, 100:7: 
power of priesthood to be maintained 
by, 121:41; let it be written in the 
spirit of, 124:4. 

Meetings, as directed by the Holy Spirit, 
20:45, 46:2; cast not out from, 46:3; 
instructions for conducting, 20:44 to 
56; for purpose of instructing and 
edifying, 43:8. 

Melchizedek, priests after the order of, 
76:57; received priesthood through lin- 
eage of his fathers, 84:14, 15. 

Melchizedek Priesthood, see Priesthood, 
Melchizedek. 

Members, of church, duty of, after bap- 
tism, 20:68; to keep the command- 
ments, 42:78; not to be cast out of 
sacrament meetings, 46:4; appointed to 
go up unto Zion, 72:24. 

Memorials, for sacrifices, pertains to 
house of the Lord, 124:39; alms as a 
memorial before God, 112:1. 

Men, set at naught the counsels of God, 
3:7; must repent and be baptized, 18:42; 
be anxiously engaged in good cause, 
58:27; became again innocent in their 
infant state, 93:38; ought always to 
pray and not to faint, 101:81. 

Mercy, arm of mercy hath atoned, 29:1; 
nations of earth called upon by voice 
of, 43:25; mercy hath compassion on, 
88:40; I, the Lord, show, unto all the 
meek, 97:2; jn the day of wrath I 
will remember, 101:9. 

Merciful, I will be, 38:14; I will be, 
unto you, 50:16, 64:4; remember God 
is, 3:10; to those who confess their 
sins, 61:2; to the faithful, 70:18. 

Meridian or time, Christ came in the, 
20:26; the same which came in, 39:3. 

Messenger, everlasting covenant to be' 
a, 45:9; the Word was, 93:8; from God, 
how discerned, 129:4. 

Methuselah, ordained by Adam, 107:50; 
Noah ordained by, 107:52; a high 
priest blessed by Adam, 107:53. 

Michael, Adam, the Ancient of Days, 
27:11; shall sound his trump, 29:26; 
appointed prince, 78:16; the archangel 
to gather his armies, 88:112; devil to 
come up to battle against, 88:113; to 
overcome him who seeketh the throne 
of the Lamb, 88:115; Adam called 
Michael, the prince, and archangel, 
107:54; the voice of, heard, 128:20. 

Might, equal in, 76:95; surpasses under- 
standing in, 76:114. 

Mighty and strong, the Lord God will 
send one, 85:7. 

Mighty works, a man may have power 
to do, and yet fall, 3:4. 



Miles, Daniel, a president of seventies, 
124:138. 

Milk, for those who cannot bear meat, 
19:22. 

Millennium, the, 29:11, 22, 43:30, 63:51, 
77:1, 12; 101:23 to 34. 

Miller, George, without guile, 124:20; 
office of bishopric sealed upon head of, 
124:21. 

Mind, Oliver Cowdery's, enlightened by 
Spirit, 6:15; my Spirit shall enlighten 
your, 11:13; did I not speak peace to 
your, 6:23; I will tell you in your, 8:2; 
you must study it out in your, 9:8; 
became darkened, 10:2; of the Lord, 
95:13, 133:61; Lord requires a willing, 
64:34; treasure in your, 84:85; become 
single to God, 88:68; minds have been 
darkened, 84:54; remain steadfast in 
your, 84:61; of the people covered by 
gross darkness, 112:23; to blind their, 
121:12. 

Mind of the Lord, Holy Ghost speaks 
the, 68:3, 4. 

Ministering of angels, keys of the, sec. 
13, 84:26, 107:20; ye are not able to 
abide, 67:13. 

Ministry, bring to light this, 6:28; power 
and keys of, given, 7:7; bear keys of 
your ministry, 27:12; a commandment 
to those called to, 84:86; labor dili- 
gently to be perfected in, 88:84, 90:8, 
97:13. 

Minutes, of organization of high council, 
sec. 102; recorders appointed for tak- 
ing accurate, 128:3. 

Miracles, require not, 24:13; the Lord 
will show, 35:8 to 10; power given to 
do many, 45:8; working of, a gift, 
46:21. 

Missionaries, instructions to certain, 
24:18; what, should do, 33:8 to 12; 
shall be laden with sheaves, 33:9; to 
preach the gospel, 36:5; to go into all 
nations, 39:15; commission and direc- 
tions to. 42:6, 11, 63; to teach; to be 
taught from on high, 43:15, 16; speak 
like unto Peter, 49:11; how to preach 
the gospel, 50:17; no man to hinder, 
50:38; to preach, and how, 52:10, 33, 
36; to preach the word, 60:8 to 14; to 
travel together, 61:35; declare glad 
tidings, 62:5: calling of Orson Hyde, 
68:1; ensample to all, 68:2 to 8; to send 
accounts of their stewardships, 69:5; 
what to expound, 71:1; to meet enemies 
fearlessly, 71:7 to 10; specific instruc- 
tions and promise* to, 75:3 to 28; to 
go in power of ordination, 79:1, 2; 
Stephen Burnett called, sec. 80; who 
must preach the gospel, directions to, 
84:76 to 107; sent to testify and warn; 
encouragement to, 88:81 to 85; men 
shall hear fulness of gospel through, 
90:11; for instruction of, 97:13; cleanse 
feet as testimony, 99:4; shall be given 
you what you shall say, 100:6; Twelve 



■el, 107:35; power of those sent b 
- of Twelve, 112:21; Lord will pro 
for families oi, 118:3; procfair 



Missouri, Stat* of, land in, to 1 

sccrjlcd, 52:2, Joseph Smith a 

ney Rigdon sent to,. Ud| Und 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 

it Sinai, trump 



._, 52:43; t_ 

, 54:8; land for 
aints, 57:1; place 
; faithful rejoice 
in land ot, 62:6; temple lo 
1 boundaries of, 84:3; cons 



of .Zion, S7:2 



M'J .cllin, William E., 



r,S; his 






o land of Zion, 

. blood, 29:14, 
e moon differs 
; light of the, 

issouri, 52:23; 



Morrow, take no thought for the, 84:81 
84. 

Mo*™, led Israel by revelation, 8:3; gat. 
not to be entered by the law of, 22:2 
Joseph Smith received commandment 
as, 28:2; contention concerning the lav 



f, for sacred ordinances, 124:38; 
kindness of the Lord to, 133:54; 
diction to be fulfilled, 133:63. 
», to be made low, 49:2.1; Zioti 
ejoice or. the, 49:25; thy path 
roong the, 112:7; is there not 
nough upon the, 117:8; to lift 
■e on the, 124:104: how beautiful 
■;, 128:19; let the, shout for joy. 



128:23; let then 



rayer that the, flow 



29:13. 
Mount Zion, they who come unto, 7 

the New Jerusalem. 84:2. 
Mourn, nations of the earth shall, • 

87:6; the wicked shall, "7:21; v.lie 

wicked rule the people, 98:9. 
Mourning, fastings and, to come b 

the Lord, 95:7; a day of, comet h s 

ily, 112:24. 
Murder, n 



i thro 



>o Josephs™ 
held hyThe ' 



123:3; new, to 1 
Father written it 
ameof Christ, J cs 



r the 



IfSfiS 



i hands and fee 



8:24;' who know not, have 



V 24:5;" alFtrfin™' done It 
—k in, 50:29. 
Nation, nations, people from e 
-ome to Zion, 64:42; God's fur 
he, 101:89; the little to becom 
.ation, 133:58; shall tremble a 
■I Lord, 34:8; scriptures to b- 



45:47.84:96, 101:1 



upon, 56:1, 101:98; church like a judge 
over the, 64:37; shall tremble because 
of Zion, 64:43; war shall be poured out 
upon all, 87:2; until consumption de- 
creed hath made a full end of all, 87:6; 
she who made, drink, 88:105; Lord's 



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INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



Natural, cannot see God with natural 
mind, 67:10, 12. 

Nauvoo, 111., to build temple in, 124:27; 
build Zarahemla opposite, 125:3; saints 
to take inheritances in, 125:4. 

Nauvoo House, 124:60. 

Needs, saints to receive according to, 
51:3, 82:17; the Father knowefh thy, 
84:83. 

Needy, visit the, 44:6; disciple remem- 
bers the, 52:40. 

Neighbor, do not covet thy neighbor's 
wife, 19:25; not speak evil of thy, 
42:27; he who will not take sword 
against neighbor must flee to Zion, 
45:68; love thy, as thyself, 59:6; seek 
the interest of thy, 82:19; saints must 
warn their, 88:81; duties toward, 
136:25. 

Nephi, the record of, 10:42; law given 
unto, 98:32. 

Nephi, plates of, 10:38 to 45. 

Nephites, Joseph received record of, 1:29; 
knowledge of Savior to come to, 3:17; 
Lord suffered, to be destroyed, 3:18; 
beware, lest ye become as the, 38:39. 

New, all things shall become, 29:24, 
63:49, 101:25. 

New Covenant, Jesus the mediator of 
the, 76:69. 

New Jerusalem, place of, not revealed, 
28:9, 42:9, 42:35, 62; place of, revealed, 
84:3; consecration of properties for 
building, 42:35; to be a city of peace, 
refuge and safety, 45:66; shall be called 
Zion, 45:67: Mount Zion the city of, 
84:2; temple at, to be built in this 
generation, 84:31; why, was not built, 
124:51. 

New Testament, to be translated, 45:60. 

New York, people of, to be warned, 
84:114; called Cainhannoch, 104:81. 

Nicolaitane band, 117:11. 

Nigh, Lord is, 1:12; hour is, 29:9 to 11, 
35:15, 45:38; great day of the Lord is, 
43:17; summer is now, 45:37; time of 
Christ's coming is, 49:6, 104:59, 106:4. 

Noah, priesthood through lineage of, 
84:14; ordained by Methuselah, 107:52; 
among those redeemed, 133:54. 

Noble, the, invited to supper of the Lord, 
58:10; will seek counsel, 122:2. 

Non-member, not to be cast out, 46:5, 6. 

North, lead ten tribes from the, 110:11; 
great deep driven back to, 133:23; 
those in the, to be remembered, 133:26. 

Northern States, to be divided against 
Southern, 87:3. 

Oath, and covenant of the priesthood, 
84:39, 40. 

Oats, for the horse, 89:17. 

Obedience, Lord demands, 63:5; no 
promise without, 82:10; reward of, 
89:18; parable snowing necessity of, 
101:43; people chastened until they 
learn, 105:6; knowledge and intelli- 



gence gained by, 130:19; blessings 
obtained by, 130:21; necessary for ex- 
altation, 132:37. 

Obedient, blessed are the, 58:2: elders 
sent to be, 58:6; the, to eat the good 
of the land, 64:34; blessing and endow- 
ment for the, 59:3, 105:18. 

Obey, prayer accepted if he, 52:15; who 
obtain celestial world must, 78:7; who 
have law revealed must, 132:3, 6; ye 
obeyed not my voice, 133:71; who obeys 
not, cut off, 56:3; I command and a 
man obeys not, 58:32. 

Offend, if offend many, chastened before 
many, 42:90; in secret, chastened in 
secret, 42:92; do not, your Lawgiver, 
64:13. 

Offender, manner of dealing with, 42:88, 
64:12. 

Offense, wo to him by whom this, 
cometh, 54:5. 

Offering, part of temple to be dedicated 
for sacramental, 95:16; of Zion ac- 
cepted, 97:27, 105:19; Lord will accept 
incomplete, if saints be hindered by 
enemies, 124:49; Lord requires, by 
covenant and sacrifice, 132:51. 

Office, magnify thine, 24:3, 66:11: who 
breaks covenant shall lose his, 78:12; 
every man to stand in his own, 84:109. 

Officers, school of prophets for, 88:127; 
the Twelve to ordain all other, 107:58: 
of the priesthood enumerated, 124:123; 
all governments require, 134:3. 

Offices, appendages to priesthood, 107:5; 
every man to act in his, with dili- 
gence, 107:99; in the priesthood, why 
given. 124:143. 

Ohio, church to assemble at the, sec. 37, 
38:32; church agent in, 58:49. 

Olaha Shinehah, the land where Adam 
dwelt, 117:8. 

Old, things to pass away, 29:24; things 
to become new, 63:49. 

Olihah, Oliver Cowdery called, 82:11, 
104:28, 29. 

Olive-trees, parable of, 101:44. 

Omnipresence and omniscience, of God, 
88:6, 41. 

One, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are, 
20:28, 35:2; if saints are not, not the 
Lord's, 38:27; the Father and I are, 
50:43, 93:3; that the saints may be, 
51:9; commandment to, is to all, 61:18, 
93:49. 

Only Begotten Son, Almighty God gave 
his, 20:21, 49:5; in the bosom of the 
Father, 76:13, 25; voice bearing rec- 
ord of, 76:23; result of denying the, 
76:35; priests after the order of the, 
76:57; of the Father, 93:11. 

Oppressors, keep history of names of, 
123:3; portion of, among hypocrites, 
124:8; just recompense to, 127:3. • 

Oracles, to be given to church, 90:4; in 
your most holy places, 124:39; First 
Presidency to receive, 124:126. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



ith to be, S:6, 
8:29; Twelve to 
18:32, 107:58; 
c. 13, 27:12; u 



done in, 58:55: ol 
78; on* mighty 
louse of Go(T in. 
se of, 88:119; and 
;' temporal salva- 



Ste 



Org. 



:ive, 68:20, 21. 

ligation of church, 20 :1, 21 ;3 



people, sec. 51; yourselves, 88:119; 

into companies with covenant. 136:2. 
Orphui, to be provided for, 83:6. 
Overcome, power to. given saints, 50:35; 

saints shall, by faith, 61:9; he who en- 

dureth shall, 63:20: they shall, all 

things, 76:60. 

Packard, Noah, counselor of high priests, 

Page,' Hiram, deceived by Satan, 28:1 1. 

Page, John E., apostle, 118:6, 124:123. 

Parable, to teach unity, 38:26; of the ten 
virgins to be fulfilled, 45:56, 63:54; of 
the wheat and tares, 86:1 to 7, 101:65: 



Partridge, Edward, revelation to, sec. 36; 
appointed a bishop, 41:9, 42:10; like 
unto Nathanaelof old, 41:11; if repent- 
ant shall be forgiven, 50:39; special in- 
structions to, 51:1 to 18; sent to Mis- 
souri, 52:24; to apportion inheritances, 



re of returning elders,' 60:10: 
;17; word df the Lord to, 115 



101:38, 127:4; in afflictions, 31:9, 54:10, 

98:23, 24; waiting patiently on the 

Lord, 98:2. 
Paths, Cod doth not walk in crooked, 

3:2. 
Patriarchs, duly of the Twelve to ordain, 
..ssinn in order ol, 107:40 to 

52; Hyrum Smith, called to office of 

the, L24;91. 
Patten, David W„ called on mission, 

:■:. .he Lord, 124:19, 130. 
Paul, the Apoath), with the same calling 

as, 18:9; teachings of, explained, 128:13 

Pay, for what is received, 42:54; the Lord 
may, as seemeth him good, 64:28; all 
your debts, 104:78. 

Peace, to be taken from earth, I ;3S ; you 
shall have, in me, 19:23; New Jerusa- 



of his, 84:101; 
136:31. 
erdltion, Luc 



of, 76:34; Chris 



129:3; Seth was 

are, 67*13; whWchris^anTl™ havener* 
fected his work, 76:106; by law, 88:34; 
in the ministry, 90:8. 
■enacuta, they persecuted the prophets 



teth s. 



i l0 V a 



;*; ; <4; they 



Personage, of spirit, the Holy Ghost a, 

Penuaalon, influence of the priesthood 

to he maintained by, 121:41. 
Pestilence, confusion brings, 63:24; on 

Ziou, if disobedient, <>7 :'<< 



_.jd by, . 

the Apostle, desir 
ily to the Lord, ! 
i, 49:11 to 14; thou 



:25. 



each a 



of prophecy mentioned by, 131:5. 
Peter, Jamas and John, Joseph Smith 

and Oliver "- J *-■---! .-- 

by, 27:12; voice i>i. nea 
Peterwn, 2iba. revelatio, 

ciplined, 58:60. 
Phelps, William W., rev. 



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57:11; warned by the Lord, 58:40, 41; 
a steward over the revelations, 70:1. 

Plague, predicted, 87:6, 97:26, 84:97. 

Planets, course of, fixed, 88:43, 44, 47. 

Plates of Book of Mormon, why pre- 
served, 3:19, 20; witness of, desired by 
Martin Harris, 5:1; Joseph Smith had 
gift to translate the, 5:4; a view of the, 
promised, 17:1. 

Plates of Nephi, 10:38 to 45. 

Poison, shall not hurt them, 84:71, 72 t 
124:98. 

Poor, the, shall have the gospel, 35:15; 
the, have complained before me, 38:}6; 
men appointed to administer to the, 
38:35; to be remembered and visited, 
42:30, 31, 34, 44:6, 52:40; wo unto the 
rich who will not give to the, 56:16; 
wo unto the, whose hearts are not 
broken, 56:17; blessed are the, who are 
pure in heart, 56:18; shall come to the 
marriage of the Lamb, 58:8 to 11: call 
on the, to repent, 58:47; church funds 
for the, 72:12; organization to manage 
the storehouse for the, 78:3, 82:11, 12, 
83:6; the bishop to search for the, 
84:112; the, shall inherit the earth, 
88:17; the, shall be exalted, 104:16; 
fate of him who imparts not unto, 
104:18; some do not give to the, 105:3; 
Vinson Knight to plead the cause of 
the, 124:75. 

Possess, one not to, above another, 
49:20; saints to, the earth, 103:7; ye 
shall, the goodly land, 103:20. 

Power, to seal on earth and in heaven, 
1:8; to translate, 1:29, 10:16; to lay 
foundations of the church, 1:30; the 
devil shall have, 1:35; the Lord shall 
have, over his saints, 1:36; to become 
sons of God, 11:30; Christ retaining all, 
19:3, 93:17, 100:1; creation by the 
power of the Spirit, 29:31; Christ 
clothed with, 45:44; to overcome given 
by the Father, 50:35; the day of my, 
cometh, 58:11, 90:10; of God unto sal- 
vation, 68:4; he that receiveth the 
gospel shall be given, 71:6; fate of 
those who defy the Lord's, 76:31 to 
35; Christ to sit on the throne of his, 
76:107, 108; of God, is the governing 
law, 88:7 to 13; the redemption of Zion 
to be by, 103:15. 17; righteous to be- 
come gods because they have all, 
132:20. 

Powers,. be subject to the, that be, 58:22, 
134:5; thrones, dominions, principali- 
ties and powers shall be revealed, 
121:29, 128:23; of heaven, rights of the 
priesthood connected with, 121 :36. 

Pratt, Orson, revelation to, sec. 34; sent 
to Missouri, 52:26; sent east, 75:14; 
one of the Twelve, 124:129; organizer 
of a company of emigrating saints, 
136:13. 

Pratt, Parley P., revelation to, sees. 32, 
49; on a mission to the Shakers, 49:1 



to 3; to strengthen the churches, 50:37: 
sent to Missouri, 52:26; the Lord well 
pleased with, 97:3, 5; one of the apos- 
tles, 124:129. 

Pray, always, that you may come off 
conqueror, 10:5; vocally, 19:28, 20:47, 
23:6; always, lest they fall in tempta- 
tion, 20:33, 31:12. 61:39, 93:49; unto 
the Lord, 65:4; children to be taught 
to, 68:28; that ye faint not, 75:11, 
88:126, 101:81. 

Prayer, prayers, Martin Harris exhorted 
to, 5:24; the song of the righteous a, 
25:12; common consent by the, of faith, 
28:13, 93:51, 104:80: those who call on 
God in mighty, 29:2; law given by 
prayer of faith, 41:3; the Spirit given 
by, 42:14, 63:64; doing all things with, 
46:7; teach through, 52:9$ revelation 
on, sec. 65; means of gaining forgive- 
ness, 84:61; continue in, and fasting, 
88:76; dedicatory, of Kirtland Temple, 
sec. 109; a prayer and prophecies, sec 
121; of prophets concerning Nephite 
records granted, 10:46 to 51; neglect 
of, a cause for judgment, 68:33; your 
prayers have come before the Lord, 
88:2, 90:1, 98:2; recorded with seal and 
testament, 98:2; why the Lord is slow 
to hearken to, 101:7; victory and glory 
brought by, 103:36; I have heard their, 
105:19; strengthen your brethren in 
your, 108:7; be humble, and God will 
answer thy, 112:10; praying always, 
33:17, 75:11, 88:126. 

Preach, not to, until called, 11:15; the 
Twelve called to, 18:28; naught but re- 
pentance, 19:21, 31; truth with a loud 
voice, 19:37, 36:3, 60:7; the priest's 
duty to, 20:46; the gospel, when or- 
dained, 36:5, 42:11; instructions to 
those who, 60:8, 13 to 16; the gospel 
to every creature, 68:8, 112:28; with- 
out purse pr scrip, 84:78; seventies 
called to, 107:25; -gospel shall be 
preached to every nation, 133:37. 

Preacher, Oliver Cowdery the first, of 
the church, 21:10 to 12. 

Preaching, to be in mildness and meek- 
ness, 38:41; the word by the way, 
52:9, 10, 58:47. 

Precept, line upon line, precept upon, 
98:12, 128:21; the, of men, 45:29. 

Preface, to the book of commandments, 
1:6. 

Preparatory gospel, lesser priesthood 
holds keys of the, 84:26. 

Prepare, ye, for that which is to come, 
1:12; the way # of the Lord, 65:1, 3. 
88:74; the saints for the hour of 
judgment, 88:84; angels crying, 88:92: 
my people, 104:59; for the great day of 
the Lord, 133:10. 

Prepared, that ye may be, 45:61; gath- 
ering not in haste, but be, 101 :68, 72, 
133:15; elders to wait and be, 105:9, 
10. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



297 



Presence, of God, natural man cannot 
abide the, 67:12; those who shall dwell 
in, 76:62; of the Son but not fulness of 
the Father, 76:77; church of the First- 
born in his, 76:94; that they may be 
able to bear his, 76:118; my, shall be 
there if kept clean, 94:8, 9; my, shall 
go before you, 103:19, 20, 26; when 
man shall enter into God's, 121:32; 
angels reside in God's, 130:7; of the 
Lord manifested, 133:41 to 52. 

Present, all things are, before mine 
eyes, 38:2. 

Presidency, Melchizedek Priesthood 
holds the right of, 107:8; high priests 
officiate under the direction of, 107:10, 
36; people to build as shown by their, 
115:15, 16. 

Presidency, First, bishops to be appoint- 
ed by, 68:15, 19, 20; bishops to be tried 
before, 68:22; duties of the, 90:12 to 
16, 32; whoso receiveth me receiveth 
them, 112:20; power of the priesthood 
given to, 112:30; let Oliver Granger 
contend for the, 117:13; tithing to be 
disposed of by the, sec. 120; gathering 
as appointed by the. 48:6; three pre- 
siding high priests form a quorum of 
the, 107:22: the Twelve officiate under 
direction of the, 107:33; tithing for the 
debts of the, 119:2; Presidency of the 
High Priesthood given the keys of the 
kingdom, 81:2; may officiate in all 
offices in the . church, 107:9; difficult 
cases to be laid before the, 107:78 to 
80. 

Presidents, of the church appointed by 
revelation, 102:8, 9; ordination of, 
20:67; President of the High Priest- 
hood of the church, 107:65, 66; trial of 
a President of the High Priesthood, 
107:76, 82; of High Priesthood, func- 
tions of, 107:91, 92, 124:125; over the 
Priesthood of Aaron, duty of, 107:87; 
of quorum of priests to be a bishop, 
107:88; duties of presidents of quo- 
rums, 107:85 to 95; one or three, of 
the high council, 102:1; or presiding 
officers, necessity for, 107:21; unanim- 
ity required, as anciently, 107:29; of 
stakes, their office and calling, 124:133 
to 135. 

Pride, beware of, 38:39; cease from all 
your, 88:121; bringeth snare upon your 
souls, 90:17; the Spirit is grievedf by, 
121:37. 

Priest, duties and qualifications of the, 
20:52, 60, 64, 76, 82, 84, 84:111. 

Priests, and teachers, ordination of, 
18:32, 20:39; duty of, 20:38, 46 to 52; 
shall teach the gospel, 42:12; priests 
and kings, they who are, 76:56, 57. 

Priestcrafts, cause of error, 33:4. 

Priesthood, I will reveal the, 2:1; of a 
literal descendant of Aaron, 68:20, 21; 
revelations on, sec. 84 and sec. 107; 
sons of Moses according to the Holy, 



84:6; handed down from Adam, 84:6 to 
16; continueth in church in all gener- 
ations, 84:17; after the holiest order of 
God, 84:18; holds keys of the mys- 
teries, 84:19; the Lord took Moses and 
the Holy, 84:25; they who receive this, 
receive me, 84:35; those who receive 
the, receive the oath and covenant, 
84:40; confirmed by voice of the Lord, 
84:42; continued through the lineage 
of fathers, 86:8; must remain until the 
restoration of all things, 86:10; 
through this, a savior, 86:11; house to 
be dedicated according to the order of, 
94:6; a descendant of Jesse to whom 
belongs the, 113:6; the strength of 
Zion, the authority of the, 113:8; they 
shall not have the right to the, 121:21; 
the rights of, inseparably connected 
with powers of heaven, 121:36; Amen 
to the priesthood or the authority of 
that man, 121:37; how power and influ- 
ence of, is to be maintained, 121:41; 
no place on earth in which to restore 
the fulness of the, 124:28; keys given 
to the officers of the, 124:123; things 
pertaining to the, to be restored, 127:8; 
power of the, to bind and loose, 128:8 
to 10; Malachi saw restoration of the, 
128:17; angels declaring the power of 
their, 128:21; only one on earth at a 
time holding the keys of the, 132:7; I 
have conferred upon you the keys of 
the, 132:45. 
Priesthood, High, see High Priesthood. 
Priesthood, Patriarchal, see Patriarchs. 
Priesthood of Aaron, conferred on Joseph 
Smith and Oliver Cowdery, sec. 13; 
called the first priesthood, 27:8; the 
right of presidency over this, 68:17; 
abideth forever, 84:18; offices of teach- 
er and deacon appendages to the, 84:30; 
including the Levitical, 107:1, 6; the 
second so-called, 107:13; why called 
the lesser, 107:14; the bishopric is the 
presidency of the, 107:15; who has a 
legal right to the presidency of, 107:16, 
76; power and authority of, sec. 13, 
84:26, 107, 107:20. • 
Priesthoods, whoso is faithful to obtain- 
ing these two, 84:33; two, in the 
church, 107: 1, 6. 
Priesthood, Lesser, see Priesthood of 

Aaron. 
Priesthood. Melchizedek, authority of, 
68:19; this greater, administers the 
gospel, 84:19; why called the, 107:2 to 
4; all other offices appendages to this, 
107:5; office of an elder under, 107:7; 
rights of the, 107:8 to 10; its power 
and authority, 107:18; keys given to 
the officers, 124:123. 
Principle, teach diligently that ye may 
be instructed in, 88:78; Word of Wis- 
dom given for a, 89:3; difficulty re- 
specting, how treated, 102:23. 



298 



INDEX AND 



Printer, W. W. Phelps appointed, 55:4, 
57:11. 

Printing, a house for, in Independence, 
58:37; in Kirtland, 94:10 to 12; of 
sacred literature, 104:58 to 66. 

Prison, spirits of men kept in, whom the 
Son visited, 76:73; redemption of those 
in, at Christ's coming, 88:99. 

Probation, days of, appointed unto man, 
29:43. 

Proclamation, for peace, to the ends of 
the earth, 105:39; of the gospel to 
kings and rulers, 124:2, 3, 7, 107. 

Promise, promises, the land of, 57:2; 
when ye do not what I say, ye have no, 
82:10, 124:47; another Comforter, the 
Holy Spirit of, 88:3: a great and last, 
88:75; covenants when sealed by the 
Holy Spirit of, 132:7; in the command- 
ments shall be fulfilled, 1:37. 

Property, properties, thou shalt not 
covet thine own, 19:26; impart a por- 
tion of thy, 19:34; every man a steward 
over his own, 42:32: think not of thy, 
66:6; the common, of the church ? 82:18; 
what is property unto me, saith the 
Lord, 117:4; tithings, disposition of, 
sec. 120; consecrated, 42:31 to 36; 
equal claims on the, 82:17; record to 
be kept of those who consecrate, 85:1; 
counsel concerning, 104:1 to 13, 55, 56, 
85: of Kirtland to be turned out for 
debts, 117:5; how much of the, re- 
quired for tithing, sec. 119. 

Prophecies, shall be fulfilled, 1:37. 

Prophecy, deny not the Spirit of, 11:25; 
the, of John not added to or dimin- 
ished by the revelations, 20:35; the 
more sure word of. 131:5. 

Prophesy, John to, before many nations, 
7:3; lift up your voice and, 34:10; 
Joseph Smith to, 35:23; ye shall speak 
and, 42:16; I will speak unto you and, 
45:15; to others it is given to, 46:22. 

Prophet, Joseph Smith, a, 21:1, 124:125, 
127:12; the President of the High 
Priesthood, a, 107:92; Hyrum Smith, 
the Patriarch, a, 124:94. 

Prophets, who will not heed the, to be 
cut off, 1:14; what the holy, desired to 
come forth, 10:46; eternal life to those 
who believed the words of the, 20:26; 
preaching what the, have written, 
52:9, 36; the mouths of, shall not fail, 
58:8; they who are not, shall be known, 
64:39; the church established as pre- 
dicted by the, 84:2; school of the, 
95:10; turn hearts of the Jews to the, 
98:17; they persecuted the, before you, 
127:4; calamity predicted because they 
killed the, 136:36. 

Proud, thou shalt not be, 42:40; the, 
shall be as stubble, 64:24. 

Provide, every man for his family, 75:28; 
the Lord to, for the^ saints, 104:15. 

Pulsipher, Zera, a president of seventies, 
124:138. 



CONCORDANCE 

Punishment, eternal, is God's, 19:10 to 1 
12; everlasting, for the sons of perdi- 
tion. 76:43 to 46; offenders against 
good laws merit, 134:8. 

Purchase, land for an inheritance, 48:4, . 
58:51, 63:27, 101:70 to 74, 103:23; Zion | 
shall be obtained by, 63:29 to 31; land 
purchased by the saints, 57:3 to 5: land 
to be purchased in Independence, 
58:37, 105:28. 

Pure, elect shall be purified, 35:21; these 
words are, 41:12; in heart, blessed are 
the poor who are, 56:18; the, shall see 

. God, 97:16; Zion, the pure in heart, 
97:21; a, people, to be raised up, 
100:16; spirit is matter but more pure, 
131:7 j blessed those who render serv- 
ice with a pure heart, 136:11; ye are 
not, 136:37; who is not purified shall 
not abide the day, 38:8; God's works 
understood by those who purify them- 
selves, 76:116; purify your hearts, 
88:74, 112:28. 

Purse or scrip, thou shalt take no, 24:18, 
84:86; I suffered them not to have, 
84:78. 

Quake, earth shall, 29:13. See Earth- 
quakes. 

Quickened, no man has seen God except, 
by Spirit of God, 67:11; they who re- 
main shall also be, 88:29 to 32: to com- 
prehend God and be quickened by him, 
88:49. 

Quorum, of Presidency o*f Church, 107:22, 
124:126; of Twelve, 107:24; decision 
of, must be unanimous, 107:27; ma- 
jority may form a, 107:28; decisions of, 
107:30; general assembly of, 107:32; 
high council form a, 107:36. 

Raphael, voice of Gabriel and, 128:21. 

Reap, whoso desireth to, 6:3, 4, 11:3, 
12:3, 14:3, 33:7; whatsoever ye sow 
that shall ye also, 6:33; angels waiting 
the command to, 38:12; angels crying 
to the Lord to, 86:5. 

Reason, Lord will, with men, 45:10, 15, 
50:10 to 12, 61:13, 133:57. 

Rebellion, the, in heaven, 76:25; of 
South Carolina, to begin wars, 87:1; 
Satan, serpent, devil who rebelled, 
76:28. 

Rebellious, pierced with much sorrow, 
1:3; sealea up, 1:8; revoked command- 
ments to be answered upon the heads 
of the 56:4; Lord angry at, 56:1, 63:2, 
6; to be cut off, 64:35. 

Receive, ask, you shall, 4:7, 11:5: with 
thankful heart, 62:7; blessed it you, 
these things, 84:60. 

Recommend, see Certificate. 

Recompense, the Lord shall come to, 
1:10, 56:19; a just, upon oppressors, 
127:3. 

Reconciled, upon confession, 42:88; not 
to partake of sacrament until, 46:4. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



299 



Record, Spirit beareth true record, 1:39; 
Holy Ghost beareth record of Father, 
20:27; Holy Ghost is bearing record, 
100:8; of names of churches to be kept, 
20:82; general church record, 20:83; 
shall be kept, 21:1, 47:3; Lord's clerk 
to keep, 85:1; of apostates, 85:2; names 
of non-tithepayers not to be on, 85:4; 
fulness of John's, to be revealed, 93:6; 
book of life is, kept in heaven, 128:7; 
faithful record cannot be annulled, 
128:9. 

Records, containing much of gospel 
kept back, 6:26; ancient, containing 
scripture, 8:1; other, have I, 9:2; 
have, in order, 127:9; as, of dead on 
earth so in heaven, 128:14. 

Recorder, duty of, 85:1, 2; to be witness 
of baptism for the dead, 127:6; in 
every ward if necessary, 128:3. 

Red Sea, Moses brought Israel through, 
8:3; Lehi on the borders of the, 17:1. 

Redeem, power to, not shortened, 133:67. 

Redeemed, children, from beginning, 
29:46; church shall be, 43:29; all, save 
sons of perdition, 76:38; not until last 
resurrection, 76:85; Israel, by election 
of grace, 84:99; Zion shall be, 100:13, 
101:75, 136:18; year of my, is come, 
133:52. 

Redeemer, your, 10:70; purpose of suf- 
fering of, 18:11, 12; I am the, of the 
world, 19:1, 93:9. 

Redemption, through faith in Christ, 
29:42; 'shall be perfected, 45:46; of 
heathen nations, 45:54; Only Begotten 
sent for, of world, 49:5; delivered to 
Satan until day of, 78:12, 132:26; 
brought to pass through resurrection 
from dead, 88:14, 16; of soul through 
Christ, 88:17; of those in prison, 88:99; 
after tribulation comes, 103:13; cannot 
escape until day of, 104:9; delayed by 
disobedience, 105:2, 9; of Zion, 101:43, 
103:15, 105:34; sealed to day of, by 
patriarch, 124:124; plan of, before the 
world was, 128:22. 

Redress, saints to importune for, 101:76. 

Refuge, New Jerusalem city of, 45:66; 
gathering for a defense and, 115:6; 
place of, for saints, 124:10, 36. 

Reign, Lord shall, on earth, 1:36, 58:22, 
76:63; Christ to, on the throne of his 
power t 76:108. 

Reject, if they, my words blessed are ye, 
6:29; if they, not my words blessed arc 
they, 6:31; wo unto them who, me, 
84:95; judgment is nigh those who, 
gospel, 84:115; fate of wicked who re- 
ject testimony, 124:8; conditions by 
which church with their dead might be 
rejected, 124:32. 

Rejoicing, gospel to be declared with 
sound of, 28:16, 29:4. 

Religion and religious societies, and re- 
lation to human institutions, sec. 134. 

Remain, all who, know me, 84:98; those 



who, shall be quickened, 88:32; wicked, 
filthy still, 88:35; things appointed by 
God alone shall, 132:14>. 

Remission of sins, by baptism, sec. 13, 
19:31, 49:13, 55:1, 2, 84:64, 20:5, 21:8; 

• Jesus crucified for, 21:9, 27:2; elders 
to preach, 53:3; part of preparatory 
gospel, 84:27. 

Remnant, to be gathered, 45 :43 ; to sorely 
vex Gentiles, 87:5; exhorted to return, 
113:10. 

Repent, men chastened that they might, 
1:27, 98:21; Joseph Smith commanded 
to, 3:10, 5:21; scourges to go forth if 
men do not, 5:19; all men commanded 
to, 18:9, 22, 42, 20:29, 49:8, 58:48, 
133:16; and be baptized, 18:41, 33:11, 
49:13; every man must, or suffer, 
19:4; repent and prepare ye, 33:10, 
42:7; call upon the nations to, 43:20, 
21; of all your sins, 49:26, 63:63; and 
be forgiven, 50:39; of pride and selfish- 
ness, 56:8; condemnation for failure to, 
84:57; testimonies against enemies un- 
less they, 98:27; what one must do to, 
98:44; he that repents shall be for- 
given, 1:32, 33; he who sins and re- 
pents not to be cast out, 42:28, 104:10; 
forgive enemy if he, 98:39. 

Repentance, Lamanites to be saved 
through, 3:20; gospel of, keys of, sec. 
13 } say nothing but, unto this gener- 
ation, 6:9, 11:9, 14:8; elders to preach, 
18:14, 18:41, 19:21, 31, 36:6, 44:3, 
55:2, 58:47; requisite to entering king-, 
dom of Father, 18:44; prerequisite to 
baptism, 20:71; send angels to declare, 
29:42; required of those having knowl- 
edge, 29:49; baptism by water unto, 
35:5; part of gospel, 39:6; preached by 
the Apostle Peter, 49:13; proof of, 
58:43; parents to teach children, 68:25; 
part of preparatory gospel, 84 :27. 

Reprove, sent out to, the world, in 
righteousness, 84:117; with sharpness 
when moved upon, 121:43. 

Reserved, things, for a wise purpose, 
5:9; things, until the end ox world, 
121:32. 

Respecter, of persons, the Lord is no, 
1:35, 38:16. 

Rest, with the saved in kingdom of the 
Father. 15:6, 16:6; chosen to enter into, 
of God, 19:9; who die in me shall, 
from their labors, 59 :2 ; the Lord's day 
a day of, 59:10; the Lord's, the ful- 
ness of his glory, 84:24; every man to 
enter into God's eternal and immortal, 
121 :32. 

Restoration, of all things, 27:6, 86:10; 
of Israel shall come, 45:17; of Zion 
comes after tribulation, 103:13. 

Restore, John, Elias, to restore all 
things, 77:14; all things by priesthood, 
132:45. 

Resurrected, angels, having bodies of 
flesh and bones, 129:1. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



Resurrection, Christ risen 
dead, 18:12; of Christ 01 

■>.n-7* ari in Christ to 

iall all the. 



29:26 63:49; m 



ached by the apo: 
7, 39, 50, 65; who 



again a spiritual body, i 
2S: of those who ire the 
98; of those who are Ch 



>n earth will rise 
ontracts authorize 
32:7, 19. 

vill of the Lord for 
«twn Lord comes 



llll 



shalt ask thou shall 
; lineage ascertained by, 

lent° C o| m church° appoint 
; in difficulty of doctrine 
=  for foun J -- : ' -■-- 

■:,,;:r. by, 
intcJ, 1.- 

Revelations, man 

cejve, but 'Joseph Smith, K: 2, 7,41:2, 

faithful to be crowned with. 59:4; 

be published to the 'world' 72:21;'re- 



Revelator, to km 
100:11; President 
107:92, 124:125; 



Hyr 



26. 
Revile, not against those 

19:30, 31:9. 
Revoke, I, the Lord, comma 

58:32. 
Revolution*, of heavenly boc 

vealed, 121:31. 



.king, 98:23 t 



Reward, sow good reap good for toot, 
6:33, 53:28; may be lost, 31:12; mv, is 
with me, 54:10, 56:19. 112:3+; of ;i K M 
faithful in tribulation great, 58:2; d 
wicked, lurketh beneath and not from 
above, 58:33; good things of earth, of 
faithful, 59:3; great shall be, of those 

TssistVroTssionaries' not to' lose, B4«; 

according to works, 101:65, 112:34. 

Rich, Charles C, member of high conn- 

Rich, he' who has eternal life is, 6:7; 
Lord creator of the, 38:16; seek trot 
riches and you shall be, 38:39; wo unto 
the, who give not to the poor, 56:16; 
invited to supper of the Lord. 58:10: 
call upon, to repent, 58:47; and prouJ 
to be humbled, 84:112. 

Richards, Willard, called to apostle ship. 
118:6, 12-1:129; present at martyrdom 
of Joseph and Hyrura. 135:2. 

Riches, seek not for, but for wisdom, 
6:7; of Gentiles for poor of Isntl, 
«2;39; Bather, to purchase inheritance, 
4S;65; will canker your souls. 56:16; 
of eternity the Lord's to give, 67:2; 
who seek not earnestly eternal, 68:31; 
of eternity are yours, 78:18. 

Rider, Simonda, blessings upon, 52:37. 

Rigdon, Sidney, revelation to Joseph 
Smith and, sees. 35, 37. 40. 44, 49, 71, 
rj, 76, 100; se.il forth as John to pre- 
nan? the way. ,!.-:4; commanded to 
write for Joseph Smith. 35:j'j; to it-.-: 
].r,i r ,hc-d,.-s t.i J.jsc!..h Smith by Sl -ri!- 
turf-s. 35:2.1; Edward Partridge to be 
l.|.,s-,-.I by. 3.:;:2; - ,-,! to : ,r, ■,-!, !■: 
SluUra. 4»:1, 3; t., i ,.,rn<>v - Vi< 
Miiri, 52:3, 41: to write de.eriplioD ol 



grieved 1 the' Spirit, 63:S5: writing ol, 

pointed and ordained one 'of stewards 

h and™™ S mn™'rirted 

, 71:1; and Joseph 

-;lf; sees 



Smith see 
Fredi 



ph Smi 

heavenly vision, 76:11 
rses with Christ, 76:1 
G. Williams equal witn 
:n holding keys, 90:6; com- 
to set his house in order, 
■3:51 j to be 
:o Joseph 



Smith, 100:9, 11; to lift up ......... . 

eastern countries, 103:29; called Pels 
goram, 104:20, 22; to be retained a 
counselor if humble, 124:103; given h 
Lord to be ™™.»1™. im-im 
Rlgg*. Burr, 



5:17. 



n if, 9:8. 



INDEX AND CONCORDANCE 



301 



Righteous, cannot always tell wicked 
•from, 10:37; song of, is a prayer, 25:12; 
death of, shall be sweet, 42:46; gath- 
ered to Zion, 45:71; and wicked, sepa- 
ration of, 63:54; what is, cometh from 
above, 67:9; may know, from wicked, 
84:53, 101:95; to inherit the earth, 
88:26; God will raise up a, people, 
100:16. 

Righteousness, world does not seek to 
establish, 1:16; workers of, shall re- 
ceive glory, 20:14; having on the 
breastplate of, 27:16; clothed with 
robes of, 29:12; day of, sought for, 
45:12; obtain all ye can in, 48:4; Lord 
shall cut his work short in, 52:11, 
84:97, 109:59; men should bring to pass 
much, 58:27; make sacrifice in, to 
Lord, 59:8; Lord rewards works 
of 59:23; Lord delights to honor 
those who serve in, 76:5; reprove in, 
84:117; do all things in, 107:84; powers 
of heaven act in, 121:36; and truth, 
scepter of, 121:46; church to offer of- 
fering in, 128:24; Abraham's faith ac- 
counted unto him for, 132:36; Lord 
will meet him who works, 133:44. 

Robbers, to be delivered up, 42:84. 

Rock, if ye are built upon my, 6:34; who- 
soever endureth will I establish upon 
my, 10:69; wait until you have my, 
11:16; gospel called, 11:24, 18:4, 17; 
upon this, I will build my church, 
33:13. 

Rock, Stone of Israel. 50:44. 

Rod, of the Stem of Jesse, 113:3. 

Root of Jesse, 113:6. 

Roundy, Shadrach, to preside over bish- 
opric, 124:141. 

Rule, I, the Lord, in the heavens and 
among the armies of the earth, 60:4. 

Ruler, Christ to be, when he comes, 41:4; 
faithful to be made, over many things, 
52:13, 101:61; let no man think he is, 
58:20. 

Rulers, gospel to be proclaimed before, 
1:23; to importune, for redress, 
101:76; to hear and know, 101:94. 

Run, do not, faster than you have 
strength, 10:4; and not be weary, 
89:20. 

Rye, for fowls, 89:17. 

Sabaoth, Lord of, 87:7, 88:2, 98:2. 

Sabbath day, the Lord's day, 59:12; to 
keep holy the, 68:29. 

Sacrament, the, authority to administer; 
qualifications for partaking of; mode of 
administration of, 20:46. 58, 68, 76 to 
79; material to be used in the, 27:2; 
forbidden to the unworthy, 46:4; meet- 
ings, admission to, 46:5; offer a, unto 
the Most High, 62:4; sacraments on 
Lord's day, 59:9, 12. 

Sacred, things, trifle not with, 6:12; man 
unaided cannot write that which is, 



9:9; that which cometh from above is, 
63:64. 

Sacrifice, of broken heart and contrite 
spirit, 59:8; this a day of, 64:23; ob- 
serve covenants by, 97:8; tithing and, 
97:12; memorials for, 124:39; by cov- 
enant and, 132:51. 

Saints, ye, arise and live, 43:18; that 
have slept shall come forth, 45:45; 
land blessed for the, 61:17; the, shall 
hardly escape, 63:34; Satan makes war 
with the, 76:29; on Mount Zion, 84:2; 
the, shall be filled with glory, 88:107; 
devil not to have power over the, 
88:114; earth given to the, 103:7; the 
Lord to provide for the, 104:15; duty 
of, as to persecutors, sec. 123. 

Salt, of the earth, 101:39; if it lose its 
savor, 101:40, 103:10. 

Salutation, in school of prophets, 88:133. 

Salvation, reapers to have everlasting, 
6:3, 11:3; no greater gift than, 6:13; 
Lord would have saved nations with, 
43:25; children to grow up without sin 
unto, 45:58; heirs of, 76:88; Michael 
has keys of, 78:16; gifts bestowed for, 
84:65 to 73; Word of Wisdom for tem- 
poral, 89:2; only in the name of Jesus 
Christ, 109:4; of the dead, ordinance 
for the, 128:11, 15. 

Sanctified, let those who are, take heed, 
20:34; ye shall be, 43:9; the, before 
the throne of God, 76:21; God, the 
seventh day, 77:12; bearers of priest- 
hood, by the Spirit, 84:33; names of 
the, recorded, 88:2; earth shall be, 
88:26; by law, 88:34; endure chasten- 
ing to be, 101:5; the chosen shall be, 
105:36; sanctification through grace, 
20:31 j sanctify yourselves, 88:68; 
sanctify Zion by tithing, 119:6. 

Satan, pray that you may conquer, 
10:5; cunning plan of, 10:22; will 
harden hearts, 10:32, 33; stirs up con- 
tention, 10:63; cannot tempt little 
children, 29:47; shall tremble and Zion 
rejoice, 35:24; shall be bound, 43:31, 
45:55, 84:100, 88:110; hath sought to 
deceive, 50:3; is abroad in the land, 
52:14; incites to anger, 63:28; seeketh 
to destroy soul, 64:17; rebelled against 
God, 76:28, 29; seeketh to turn their 
hearts away. 78:10; delivered over to 
buffetings of, 78:12; where he reigns, 
86:3; shall lose power to tempt, 101:28; 
transgressors subject to buffetings of, 
104:9, 10, 132:26; seeketh to destroy, 
132:57. 

Saved, plates preserved that Lamanites 
might be, 3:20; who shall be, 18:22, 
49:5, 53:7, 68:9, 100:17; the name 
whereby man can be, 18:23, 20:29; not, 
without faith, 33:12; Israel shall be, 
38:33; through Christ, 76:42; impos- 
sible to be, in ignorance, 131:6; some 
are, without exaltation, 132:17; Christ 



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saves all except sons of perdition, 
76:43. 

Savior, that every man might speak in 
name of, 1:20; knowledge of, come, 
3:16; beside Christ there is no, 76:1; 
in form of man, 130:1. 

Saviors of men, the saints set to be, 
103:9. 

Say. I, the Lord, am bound when ye do 
what I, 82:10; not only to, but to do, 
84:57; shall be given what to, 84:85, 
100:6, 124:97. 

Scattered, a remnant, among all nations, 
45:24: Zion not to be moved, though 
her children are, 101:17. 

Scepter, one mighty and strong to hold 
the, 85:7; of righteousness and truth, 
121:46. 

School of the Prophets, 88:127, 136 to 
138; keys of, held by the First Presi- 
dency, 90:7; contentions in, 95:10; 
school of mine Apostles, 95:17. 

Schools, in the church, 55:4, 97:3, 4. 

Scott, Jacob, called, 52:28. 

Scourge, a desolating, 5:19; an over- 
flowing, 45:31; upon children of Zion 
except they repent, 84:58; for Kirtland, 
124:83; the Almighty to scourge the 
nations, 84:96; scourged from city to 
city, 63:31. 

Scrip, take no, 24:18. 

Scriptures, old records, which contain, 
8:1; utterances inspired by Holy Ghost 
shall be, 68:4; they wrest the, 10:63; 
study the, 11:22; proving that they are 
true, 20:11; expounding the, 24:9; de- 
vote time to studying the, 26:1; shall 
be given, 35:20; the law of the church, 
42:59; organize to print, 104:58. 

Sea, islands of the, 1:1, 133:8, 20, 23; I 
dry up the, 133:68. 

Sea of glass, earth as sanctified, 77:1; 
angels dwell on a globe like a, 130:7. 

Seal, power to, 1:8; power to seal unto 
eternal life, 68:12; up the testimony, 
88:84, 109:46, 133:72; seal on earth, 
sealed in heaven, 132:46; upon you 
your exaltation, 132:49; martyrdom the 
seal on Doctrine and Covenants and 
Book of Mormon, 135:1; needful that 
the prophet seal his testimony with 
his blood, 136:39. 

Sealed, by Holy Spirit of promise, 76:53; 
book, which John saw, 77:6; by patri- 
archal blessings, 124:124; to eternal life, 
the more sure word of prophecy, 131 :5; 
covenants not sealed by Holy Spirit 
end with death, 132:7; Joseph and 
Hyrum Smith sealed their mission 
with their blood, 135:3; sealing the one 
hundred and forty-four thousand, 
77:11; Hyrum Smith, the patriarch, to 
hold the sealing blessings, 124:124; 
sealing and binding power of the 
kingdom, 128:14; keys of sealing 
power held by one only on earth at 
a time, 132:7. 



Seasons, God hath set to his hand to 
change the times and, 121 :12. 

Second coming, see Coining, the Lord's 
Second, and Coming of the Son of Man. 

Second death, see Death. 

Secret, acts shall be revealed, 1:3, 
88:108, 109; chambers, enemy plotting 
in, 38:28; combinations, 42:64; secret 
offenses to be rebuked in secret, 42:92; 
shake off dust, cleanse feet, in secret 
as a testimony, 60:15, 99:4; the Lord's 
secrets to be made known to the 
worthy, 76:10. 

See, no eye that shall not, 1:2; I am in 
your midst and you cannot see me, 
38:7; he who has faith to, shall, 42:49; 
those in God's presence, as they are 
seen, 76:94; my face and know that I 
am, 93:1; pure in heart shall see God, 
97:16; mine eyes see all their works, 
121:24; seeing and knowing for them- 
selves, 76:117; no man hath seen God 
except quickened, 67:11. 

Seed, promises concerning Abraham's, 
132:30; continuation of, forever, 
132:19; the faithful become seed of 
Abraham, 84:34; in our, all generations 
blessed, 110:12; in thy, the kindreds 
of the earth blessed, 124:58. 

Seek, to obtain my word, then to declare 
it, 11:21; the best gifts, 46:8; me dili- 
gently and ye shall find me, 88:63; 
words of wisdom, 88:118; and keep 
pledges, 136:20.' 

Seer, Joseph Smith to be called a, 21:1, 
124:125; the President of the Church, 
a, 107:91, 92; Hyrum Smith appointed 
a, 124:94. 

Selfishness, repent of pride and, 56:8. 

Serpent. Satan that old, 76:28, 88:110; 
shall have no power to harm, 84:72. 

Servant, the, of all is the greatest, 
50:26; the slothful, not a wise, 58:26; 
the Lord of the vineyard and his, 
101 :55 to 62. 

Servants, divine authority given to, 1:6; 
the testimony of three promised, 5:11: 
of Satan, pray to escape the, 10:5; 
how oft have I called you by my, 43:25: 
of the Most High, those in telestial 
kingdom to be, 76:112; called servants 
for the world's sake, 93:46; the noble- 
man and his, 101:44 to 58; of God, to 
proclaim hour of judgment, 133:38; 
bond- servants not to be interfered 
with, 134:12; angels, ministering, 
136:37. 

Serve, God, those who desire to, are 
called, 4:3; me, if thou lovest me, 
42:29; serve God in name of Jesus 
Christ, 59:5. 

Seth, ordained by Adam, 107:42; the ex- 

Eress likeness of his father, 107:43: 
,amech ordained by, 107:51 \ blessed 
by Adam in Adam-ondi-Ahman, 
107:53. 
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26, 34; under direction of the Twelve, 
107:34, 38, 124:139; presidents of, 
107:93 to 97. 

Seventies, presidency over, 124:138. 

Shakers, ministry among, 49:1. 

Sharpness, I speak unto you with, 15:2, 
16:2; reproving betimes with, 121:43. 

Sheaves, faithful ministers to be laden 
with, 75:5. 

Shederlaomach, Frederick G. Williams, 
92:1, 104:27, 29. 

Sheep, other, not of this fold, 10:59: oth- 
er, a branch of the house of Jacob, 
10:60. 

Shepherd, the good, 50:44. 

Sherman, Lyman, revelation concerning, 
108:1. 

Sherwood, Henry G., member of high 
council, 124:132. 

Shinehah, Kirtland, 82:12, 104:21, 40. 

Shinelah, to print, 104:58. 

Shinelane, printing, 104:63. 

Sick, healing of the, 24:13, 42:43, 66:9, 
84:68, 124:98; remember the, and af- 
flicted, 52:40. 

Sickness, a desolating, 45:31. 

Sickle, thrust in, and reap, 4:4, 6:3, 
11:3, 27, 12:3, 14:3, 31:5, 33:7. 

Signs, great, in heaven and earth, 29:14, 
88:93; to believers, 35:8, 58:64, 68:10, 
84:65; of the Lord's coming, 39:23, 
45:16, 45:39; and wonders, they shall 
see, 45:40; seek not for, 46:9, 63:7 to 
12; of the times, 68:11. 

Silence, victory of evil causeth, 38:12; 
there shall be, in heaven, 88:95. 

Sin, the Lord cannot look upon, with the 
least degree of allowance, 1:31; no 
more, 6:35, 29:3, 82:2, 7; Satan says 
to lie is not, 10:25; children to grow 
without, 45:58; the world lieth in, 
49:20, 84:49; much laughter is, 59:15; 
the greater, remains in him who for- 
gives not, 64:9; upon heads of neglect- 
ful parents, 68:25; bondage of, 84:50; 
who abides in, cannot be sanctified, 
88:35; entangle not yourselves in, 
88:86; wise as serpents, yet without, 
111:11; false accusers are servants of, 
121:17; as they sinned they might be 
chastened, 1 :27. 

Sins, baptism for remission of, sec. 13, 
20:37, 3.3:11; convincing men of their, 
18:44; confess your, 19:20, 59:12, 61:2: 
Christ crucified for, 21:9; Christ atoned 
for, 29:1, 3; have come up unto me, 
56:14; repentance of, brings forgive- 
ness, 58:42; I forgive, of those who 
confess, 64:7; cleansed from, by keep- 
ing the commandments, 76:52; their, 
upon their own heads after being 
warned, 88:82; all who forsake their, 
shall see my face, 93:1; walking in 
darkness, a grievous sin, 95:6; not- 
withstanding their, I will remember 
mercy, 101:9; heavens withdraw if we 
cover our, 121:37. 



Sinners, ye, stay and sleep, 43:18. 

Sinneth, he that, and repenteth not, 
shall be cast out, 42:28, 37. 

Slave, question, bloodshed through the, 
130:13. 

Slaves, against their masters, 87:4. 

Sleep, cease to, longer than needful, 
88:124; when he dies he shall not, 
101:31. 

Sleeping, nations, call to the, 43:18. 

Slothful, servants, 58:26, 90:18, 107:100. 

Small things, out of, come great, 64:33; 
much lieth in futurity, depending on, 
123:15. 

Smith, Don C, president of high priests, 
124:133. 

Smith, Eden, called to ministry, 75:36, 
80:2. 

Smith, Emma, God's word to, sec. 25; a 
commandment to, 132:51 to 56. 

Smith, George A., an apostle, 124:129; 
organizer of a company, 136:14. 

Smith, Hyrum, revelation to, sec. 11; 
under no condemnation; calling of, 
23:3; sent to Missouri, 52:8; to labor 
•for the gathering, 115:1, 5, 6: the 
Lord loves, for his integrity, 124:15; 
patriarch, prophet, seer, and revelator, 
124:91, 94, 124; received blessings for- 
merly put upon Oliver Cowdery, 
124:95; martyrdom of, sec. 135. 

Smith, John, member of high council, 
102:3. 

Smith, Joseph, Jun., God spoke to, 1:17; 
chosen for the work of the Lord, 3:9; 
bore record of the Book of Mormon 
plates, 5:1; commanded to repent, 
5:21, 93:47; given strength for his 
work, 9:12; ordained by # John the Bap- 
tist, sec. 13, 27:8; ordained an apostle, 
20:2; ministered to by an angel. 20:6: 
seer, translator, prophet, apostle and 
elder. 21:1, 124:125; ordained by Oliver 
Cowdery, 21:10; called and chosen, 
24:1; told of many afflictions, 24:8; he 
alone to receive revelations, 28:2; to 
preside over conferences, 28:10; ful- 
ness of the gospel sent by, 35:17; an- 
other to be in his stead if he abide 
not in the Lord, 35:18; to go to Mis- 
souri, 52:3; should carry a recommend 
from the church, 52:41; to return to 
Kirtland, 58:58; to go to Cincinnati, 
60:6; not to come again upon waters, 
61:23; to discern by the Spirit. 63:41; 
keys not to be taken from, if faithful, 
64:5; to translate again, 73:3; saw 
heavenly vision; conversed with 
Christ, 76:11 to 14; called Gazelam or 
Enoch. 78:9, 82:11, 104:26, 43; called 
Baurak Ale. 103:21, 105,16, 27; to dedi- 
cate site oi the New Jerusalem, 84:3; 
his duties and powers, 90:1 to 16; 
stands rebuked before the Lord, 93:47; 
his family to repent, 93:48; Sidney Rig- 
don his spokesman, 100:9 to 11; high 
council organized under direction of, 



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102:1; prayer received by revelation 
and offered by, sec. 109; visions mani- 
fested to, in Kirtland Temple, sec. 110; 
the Twelve not to rebel against, 112:15; 
not to go in debt any more for build- 
ing, 115:13; keys of kingdom given to, 
115:19; prayer and prophecies by, sec. 
121; word of the Lord to, in Liberty 
Jail, sec. 122; why raised up, 124:1; 
temple service to be shown to, 124:42; 
to preside over the church, 124:125; 
epistle of, on baptism for the dead, 
sees. 127 and 128; on the time of 
Christ's advent, 130:14 to 17; the seal- 
ing power vested in, 132:7; from loins 
of Abraham, 132:30; martyrdom of, 
sec. 135; needful that he seal his testi- 
mony with his blood, 136:39. 

Smith, Joseph, Sen., revelation to, 23:5; 
God's aged servant, 90:20, 124:19; 
member of high council, 102:3; sitteth 
with Abraham, 124:19. 

Smith, Samuel H., called to labor, 23:4; 
sent to Missouri, 52:30; member of 
high council, 102:3; one of three to 
preside over bishopric, 124:141. 

Smith, Sylvester, 75:34; member of high 
council, 102:3. 

Smith, William, one of the Twelve, 
124:129. 

Snare, catch themselves in their own, 
10:26; beware lest judgment come as 
a, 63:15; pride brings a, 90:17. 

Snider, John, one of building committee, 
124 :22j 62. 

Snow, Erastus, organizer of a company, 
136:12. 

Sober, be, 6:19, 43:35, 61:38, 73:6; speak 
truth in soberness, 18:21. 

Societies, religious, their jurisdiction, 
134:10. 

Solemn assembly, call of, 88:70, 109:6, 
133:6; wait patiently for, 108:4; per- 
taining to the house of the Lord, 
124:39. 

Solemnity, declarations in the name of 
the Lord to be made in, 100:7; all 
things to be done in, 107:84. 

Solemnities, of eternity, let the, rest 
upon your minds, 43:34. 

Son Ahman, Jesus Christ, 95:17. 

Son of God, Christ is the, 6:21, 10:57, 
11:28, 14:9, 45:52; glory of the, 76:20; 
who receive of the presence of, 76:77; 
Christ the, because he made flesh his 
tabernacle, 93:4; why so called, 93:14; 
Holy Priesthood after the order of the, 
107:3; has body of flesh and bones, 
130:22. See Only Begotten. 

Son of Man, reigneth in the heavens, 
49:6: behold the, cometh, 58:65; the, 
shall come down, 65:5; hath descended 
below all, 122:8. 

Son of the morning, Lucifer, 76:26. 

Sons, and daughters, in kingdom of God, 
25:1; of Levi, sec. 13, 124:39, 128:24; 
of Moses and Aaron, 84:34. 



Sons of God, power to become, 11:30, 
34:3, 35:2, 39:4, 42:52, 45:8; are gods, 
even the, 76:58; let the, shout for joy, 
128:23. 

Sons of perdition, their fate, 76:32 to 
46. 

Song, of the heart, the Lord delights in 
the, 25:12; a new, 84:98; of the Lamb, 
133:56. 

Songs, of everlasting joy, 45:71, 66:11, 
101:18. 

Sorcerer, fate of the, 63:17, 76:103. 

Sorrowful, if thou art, call on the Lord, 
136:29. 

Soul, service to God brings salvation to 
the, 4:4, 6:3, 11:3, 12:3; enemies would 
destroy your, 8:4; joy, if you should 
bring only one, to me, 18:15, 16; God 
is able to cast the, to hell, 63:4; every, 
who believeth and is baptized to re- 
ceive the Holy Ghost, 84:64; the spirit 
and the body the soul of man, 88:15; 
resurrection the redemption of the, 
88:16; car^e for the, and the life of the, 
101:37; kindness and pure knowledge 
enlarge the, 121:42; doctrine of the 
priesthood shall distil upon thy, 
121:45; freedom of the, 134:4; Satan 
plans to destroy, 10:22, 27; worth of 
bringing souls to God, 15:6, 16:6, 
18:15; worth of, great in the sight of 
God, 18:10; words of God to be an- 
swered upon, 41:12; the summer pa